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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".

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!

Ingredients

Scale
  • 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)

Instructions

  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!
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