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Baked Meatballs


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  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned or quick-cooking)
  • 1/4 cup skim or 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pound lean ground meat (any type, 15% fat or less)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except ground meat.
  4. Add the ground meat and mix in evenly.
  5. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 21 (about 2-inch) meatballs. Arrange the meatballs on the baking sheet with space between each one. Bake in 2 batches or on 2 baking sheets if needed. Wash hands with soap and water after touching raw meat and eggs.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through (165 degrees F with a food thermometer) and the outsides are browned.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Easy Baked Meatballs Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 21 meatballs
Nutrition Facts: View Label


This is a nice and simple recipe for meatballs. I like adding oats for some whole grain and veggies that add moisture and flavor. I've made with ground beef and ground turkey and a mixture...all were good. One meal we served the meatballs with Veggie Stew and Stovetop Polenta. Yum!