Baked Marinara Meatballs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Adore baking meatballs! They are super delish and bake up in a few minutes...depending how big they are. Cook the pasta while the meatballs are baking and have dinner ready for the table!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 1/2 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - egg(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 - cup(s) chunky spaghetti sauce
  • Side: - pasta**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs and breadcrumbs and form into 12 meatballs. Add the meatballs to 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour the spaghetti sauce directly over the meatballs.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on size of the meatballs.
  4. Cook the pasta, as directed.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Baked Marinara Meatballs over pasta with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 lbs. ground beef, 2 eggs, 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs. Form 24 meatballs and place them in a single layer into the disposable baking dish.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the premade meatballs
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce directly onto the meatballs

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a tray/pan of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when made with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free breadcrumbs and gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Baked Marinara Meatballs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Serve over pasta with salad.

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