Baked Meatballs with Parmesan and Basil

We have been grilling nonstop… but recently, we’ve been grilling BORING (albeit delicious) stuff that I haven’t been able to share with you here.  That being said, I decided to make an Italian dish tonight so here we go!  I’ve decided this can be classified as a summer dish, because I used fresh basil from our garden. So what if there is baking involved?!  Pick a cooler day! :)

Parm and Basil Meatballs @

Baked Meatballs with Parmesan and Basil

Makes approximately 28-30 meatballs.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used homemade!)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh red onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large eggs


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl – I just use my (clean) hands!  I found that using two eggs keeps everything nice and moist.

Parm and Basil Meatballs @

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a tablespoon as your guide, scoop out rounded tablespoon portions and roll into balls. Place on cookie sheet, leaving a bit of room between each.
  • Bake for about 25-27 minutes, depending on how done you like your meatballs.

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  • Serve with sauce on your favorite spaghetti sauce.  We also love to top our dishes with shredded mozzarella!
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