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Giant Italian Easy Meatball Recipe

A white bowl of shredded spaghetti squash, topped with a giant meatball and pasta sauce. Text overlay says, "20 Minute Giant Italian Meatballs".

5 from 2 reviews

Giant Italian easy meatball recipe for healthy, large baked meatballs. No breadcrumbs and my kids think anything jumbo is the best – I tend to agree!


  • 2 lbs ground beef (or your choice of ground meat)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or kale, chopped finely
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup flour (I used all-purpose)
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese, shredded (using the rind, if possible)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, mix until all everything is evenly distributed and mixed well. Alternatively, combine the ingredients in a large bowl and mix using your hands or a wooden spoon.
  3. Either using a scale to weigh 4 oz of mixture OR eyeballing it, make 10 even-sized meatballs and place them inside a 9″x9″ baking dish OR a 9″x13″ baking dish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Turn the oven on broil and set the timer for 2 minutes.
  6. When the timer beeps, use a pair of tongs to turn the meatballs over and broil again for 2 minutes.
  7. Serve with your favorite marinara or spaghetti sauce!



Keywords: Easy Meatball Recipe, Italian Meatballs, Baked Meatballs, Giant Baked Meatballs