Skip to Content

Homemade Meatballs

Theses Homemade Meatball are my all time favorite-tender, juicy meatballs loaded with flavor-serve as a game day appetizer, over spaghetti, or toss in your favorite sauce on top of a roll for a complete meal!

Makes 16 meatballs / two ( 8 meatball) servings

What ingredients do I need to make these Homemade Meatballs?

  • Lean ground beef, 99% ground turkey, or 98% ground chicken-These meatballs can be made using 96% lean ground beef, 99% ground turkey, or 98% ground chicken. 
  • Progresso Italian-style bread crumbs-you can use use plain or Italian style which has Italian seasonings inside 
  • Minced garlic-for flavor
  • Salt and pepper, for taste
  • Worcestershire sauce-for flavor
  • Large egg or 2 egg whites– used to bind the breadcrumbs and meat together

What kind of sauce can I serve with these meatballs?

You can make these meatballs for your classic spaghetti night dinner, toss them in buffalo sauce for a little kick, in a a homemade teriyaki sauce for a sweet meatballs, or BBQ for some sweet and savory meatballs.

Terikaki Sauce-

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar, unpacked 
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp sesame seeds

In a small saucepan combined soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger, cornstarch, sesame seeds, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before coating cooked meatballs. 

 

Meatball Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef, 99% ground turkey or chicken, or 98% ground chicken 
  • 1/4 cup Progresso Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg or 2 egg whites

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet spray with non stick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently mix the meatball ingredients together. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. 
  3. Bake for 20-22 minutes. 
  4. Remove from oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
  5. Transfer to a large bowl and gently toss with your favorite sauce or or serve on a platter with disposable plastic appetizer forks-which can be found HERE.  
  6. Serve immediately or keep warm in a slow cooker on warm or low setting until ready to eat.

Makes 16 meatballs

Servings: four ( 4 meatball )servings

3-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Author Notes:

Point values do not include the optional sauces. 

Yield: 16

Homemade Meatballs

Homemade Meatballs

Theses Homemade Meatball are my all time favorite-tender, juicy meatballs loaded with flavor-serve as a game day appetizer, over spaghetti, or toss in your favorite sauce on top of a roll for a complete meal!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef, 99% ground chicken or turkey, or 98% ground chicken - I like to use 99% ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup Progresso Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg or 2 egg whites

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet spray with non stick cooking spray. 
    2. In a large mixing bowl, gently mix the meatball ingredients together. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. 
    3. Bake for 20-22 minutes. 
    4. Remove from oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from baking sheet.
    5. Transfer to a large bowl and gently toss with your favorite sauce or serve on a platter with disposable plastic appetizer forks.
    6. Serve immediately or keep warm in a slow cooker on warm or low setting until ready to eat.


      Makes 16 meatballs / 4 ( 4 meatballs) servings

      3-5 PersonalPoints™ per serving*


      *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan

Notes

    What kind of sauce can I serve with these meatballs?

    You can make these meatballs for your classic spaghetti night dinner, toss them in buffalo sauce for a little kick, in a a homemade teriyaki sauce for a sweet meatballs, or BBQ for some sweet and savory meatballs.

    Terikaki Sauce-

    1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
    1 Tbsp brown sugar, unpacked 
    1/2 Tbsp honey 
    1/2 tsp garlic, minced 
    1/4 tsp ground ginger
    1 Tbsp cornstarch
    1/8 tsp sesame seeds
    In a small saucepan combined soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger, cornstarch, sesame seeds, and garlic. Bring to a boil over medium heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before coating cooked meatballs. 

    BBQ sauce- G Hughes BBQ sugar free sauce

    Buffalo-Toss cooked meatballs in Franks Original Hot Buffalo Sauce

    Original- you can use for spaghetti or toss them in my Zero Point Marinara Sauce for an appetizer. Click HERE for the recipe. 

    Point values do not include the optional sauces. 

    Smartpoints: GREEN: 1 smartpoint each using egg whites and ground chicken, 99% ground turkey, or 3 meatballs for 4 smartpoints if using 96% lean ground beef BLUE/PURPLE: 5 meatballs for 3 smartpoints if using 98% ground chicken or 99% ground turkey, or 3 meatballs for 4 smartpoints if using 96% lean ground beef

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

Easy Meatball Biscuit Casserole  - Pound Dropper

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

[…] Value Turkey meatballs from Walmart or my homemade turkey meatballs recipe (which can be found HERE). You’ll want to thaw the meatballs if they are […]

Anita Doermann

Friday 5th of February 2021

Made this last night with your zero pt marinara. Used Turkey instead of beef and just fried in a skillet. Outstandng!!!!!

Skip to Recipe