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Oven Baked Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Grandmas may have spent hours perfecting their versions of meatballs (and we love 'em for it!), but in these busy times, slaving over a stove may not be on the agenda. Expedite your meatball-making with these breadcrumb-free, baked beef spheres, drowned in a homemade marinara sauce. You won’t believe it only takes about 30 minutes for the whole thing to come together.

Unbelievably easy Oven Baked Italian Meatballs! (Gluten Free) Perfect for a weeknight dinner and on the table in LESS than 30 minutes



2-3lb ground beef

2 tbsps Italian Seasoning

1 egg

1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

2 tsp salt


1 tsp ground black pepper


1 - 28oz can crushed tomatoes

1 medium onion, finely chopped

Non fat pam spray

1 bay leaf

1 garlic clove, chopped

1 tbsps parsely, finely chopped

1 tsp black pepper


preheat your oven to 400f

line a sheet pan with foil

Mix the meat, egg and seasonings together in a large bowl, then form about two tablespoons of the meat mixture into even sized meatballs and place them on the lined sheet pan.

Bake in a 400f oven for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.


Add non fat pam spray to pan and heat up on a medium heat, then add the chopped onion and saute for five minutes. Add the chopped garlic, canned tomatoes, bay leaf and pepper.

Cook on a low - medium heat for 20 - 30 minutes.

Serve over the cooked meatballs and sprinkle with chopped parsley

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