Italian Baked Meatballs

Baked Meatballs
Baked Meatballs

If you are looking for a warming comfort food recipe which is pretty healthy too, look no further.  This Italian Baked Meatballs dish will have you drooling before you even get it to the table.

I usually try and reduce sugar and carbohydrates from my meals.  But, I must admit a lovely slice of crusty bread dunked in this tomato sauce would be heavenly? perhaps I?ll keep that for a treat day!

Baked Meatballs

Italian Baked Meatballs

Gooey and perfect every time
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 545 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 raw beef meatballs
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp? paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 mozzarella?balls
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat a large frying pan over?high heat and add the oil
  • Add the meatballs to the pan to brown all over shaking the pan occasionally?to prevent them from sticking
  • Sprinkle Cayenne, paprika, and salt over the meatballs and give them a shake and then turn the heat down to low-medium
  • Grate the carrot and chop the onion and garlic finely and add to the pan with the meatballs and cook until translucent
  • Add the capers and the chopped tomatoes to the pan and stir to combine
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/355f
  • Transfer the meatballs to an ovenproof dish
  • Cut or grate the Mozzarella?cheese and arrange on top of the meatballs
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is fully melted and gooey
  • Serve immediately with your favorite vegetables

So, Baked Meatballs are officially my new favorite!  I hope you love them too!  Please leave a comment and a picture of yours if you tried the recipe, and pin it for your friends to see too!

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