Italian Meatballs

An all-time favourite around the house, Italian Meatballs. I enjoy them plain, drenched in marinara sauce, or as the classic Spaghetti with Meatballs. Most other recipes ask for frying the meatballs in oil, but this version is cleaner and less greasy. A tip: there are great for leftovers and even taste good cold.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Tools Needed:
Large bowl
Baking sheet
Cutting board
Italian Meatballs


400g ground beef
1 egg
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1/4 bunch fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese 
1 teaspoon mustard 


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C 
  2. Place ground beef in a large bowl 
  3. Crack in the egg 
  4. Add finely chopped onion, garlic and parsley to the bowl 
  5. Add grated parmesan cheese 
  6. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and mustard 
  7. Mix all ingredients by hand 
  8. Roll small meatballs and put on baking sheet 
  9. Cook in the oven for 20 mins until golden brown (turn meatballs after 10 mins)
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