Baked Italian Meatballs

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 20 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Baked Italian Meatballs – an easy and delicious way to make amazing meatballs! ┬áServe over spaghetti squash or zoodles for a Whole30/Paleo option or with your favorite noodles! Also perfect for meal-prep!




  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Other ingredients:

  • 1 jar marinara sauce (approx. 16oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Combine all of the Meatball ingredients in medium mixing bowl and mix thoroughly (using your hands is usually the easiest).
  3. Take a heaping tablespoon of the ground beef mixture and use your hands to roll it into a meatball. Continue until all the meat is used (you should have around 20 meatballs).
  4. Place meatballs in medium-sized casserole dish, approximately 1/2 – 1 inch apart.
  5. Sprinkle the tops lightly with salt and pepper and cover with marinara sauce.
  6. Cook for 25 minutes or until cooked through.


  • If Whole30/Paleo make sure and check your ingredients on your spaghetti sauce!
  • If Whole30/Paleo serve with spaghetti squash or zoodles

Keywords: baked Italian meatballs