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!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Yield:10 meatballs 1x
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
1/4 cup flour (I used all-purpose)
4 oz Parmesan cheese, shredded (using the rind, if possible)
Preheat the oven to 350F.
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.
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.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Turn the oven on broil and set the timer for 2 minutes.
When the timer beeps, use a pair of tongs to turn the meatballs over and broil again for 2 minutes.
Serve with your favorite marinara or spaghetti sauce!