Easy Baked Parmesan Meatballs
 
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Easy Baked Parmesan Meatballs - One pan at it's best! Mouthwatering, tender, juicy, Italian meatballs smothered in goodness!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • ¾ lb ground pork
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup onion, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (not the kind in the green can)
  • ⅓ cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 32 oz marinara sauce (homemade or jar)
  • 1½ cups shredded Italian blend cheese
  • Fresh parsley minced (garnish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prep a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix ground beef, ground pork, garlic, bread crumbs, buttermilk, onion, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper by hand until just combined, careful not to over-mix.
  3. Use a ¼ - ⅓ cup scoop and form meatballs. (I use about ⅓ cup) Place the meatballs in the baking dish.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
  6. Place meatballs on a plate. Drain excess grease from the baking dish.
  7. Pour about 1 cup marinara sauce in the bottom of the baking dish and spread to cover.
  8. Place meatballs in the pan in a single layer.
  9. Pour remaining marinara sauce over the top of the meatballs, then sprinkle the shredded Italian cheese blend over the top, so all the meatballs are covered in cheese.
  10. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove foil and bake, uncovered, for another 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  12. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Notes
These meatballs freeze beautifully! Make them through the forming stage. Place a piece of freezer paper on a sheet pan, put the meatballs on the pan in a single layer and freeze for about an hour. Then throw them in a zip top bag for later use.

You can adjust the size of the meatballs to your liking. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the meatballs.
Recipe by Don't Sweat The Recipe at http://dontsweattherecipe.com/easy-baked-parmesan-meatballs/