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oven baked meatballs on top of spaghetti, from Shelf Cooking

Easy Homemade Meatballs

Make these baked meatballs on a metal rack, and you'll end up with SUPER caramelized edges. So good!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 meatballs


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ lb pork
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and place a metal cooling rack on top.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients by hand and mix thoroughly.
  • Shape into balls, about 3 tbsp in size, and place meatballs on top of the cooling rack.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°F. Serve and enjoy!


Sit meat out 15-30 minutes before you plan to mix together. This will keep your hands from going numb from the cold meat!
If you plan on freezing, we suggest flash freezing on a sheet pan before baking. Store in a freezer bag once frozen. Thaw in the refrigerator the night before you need them, then bake as the recipe states.
Feel free to double or triple the recipe so you can have a few meals' worth in the freezer, ready to go!
Keyword meat, meatballs