BAKED MEATBALLS FOR SPAGHETTI OR APPETIZERS

Baked meatballs is a very versatile recipe.

I think everyone likes meatballs!  These baked meatballs can be frozen or used for spaghetti or appetizers. Super easy to make and your family will love them and ask for them often.

Baked meatballs are delicious and recipe could be doubled or cut in half.

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 egg
1 cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 onion, grated
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or one clove of garlic, chopped

In  a large bowl combine all ingredients.  I mix it with my hands and roll into meatballs the size you like.  Spray a cookie sheet or flat pan with cooking spray.  Place meatballs about one inch apart and cook in preheated 400 degree oven 25 to 30 minutes.  Makes about 25 regular sized meatballs or 35 small ones. Once cooked add a jar or can of your favorite spaghetti sauce or make your own sauce.  Serve over spaghetti.

You can also make these smaller and once cooked put in crock pot with 1 cup grape jelly and 1 1/2 cups chili sauce.  Cook on low for about 5 hours and makes a great appetizer to serve at parties.

These freeze well, too. Just be sure they are completely cooled before freezing and place in airtight container.   Enjoy!

 
 

Baked Meatballs

The Southern Lady Cooks
These easy baked meatballs are great for spaghetti or an appetizer. 
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 30 meatballs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats uncooked
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic or one clove of garlic chopped

Instructions
 

  • In  a large bowl combine all ingredients.  I mix it with my hands and roll into meatballs the size you like.  Spray a cookie sheet or flat pan with cooking spray.
  • Place meatballs about one inch apart and cook in preheated 400 degree oven 25 to 30 minutes.  Makes about 25 regular sized meatballs or 35 small ones. Once cooked add a jar or can of your favorite spaghetti sauce or make your own sauce.  Serve over spaghetti.

Notes

You can also make these smaller and once cooked put in crockpot with 1 cup grape jelly and 1 1/2 cups chili sauce.  Cook on low for about 5 hours and makes a great appetizer to serve at parties. These freeze well, too. Just be sure they are completely cooled before freezing and place in airtight container.
Keyword baked meatballs, easy appetizer, easy recipe, spaghetti and meatballs
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26 Comments

  1. kerry gilchrist says:

    Hi girls, WOW what a stroke of magic were your baked meatballs ,put them out as an appetizer at an afternoon drinks party and they didn’t get to the table and i had that many requests for the recipe but i have left them all hanging as i told everyone it was a secret and i wasn’t allowed to divulge lolol thanks again from Kerry Down Under4 stars

  2. Karen Becker says:

    I made these meatballs on Christmas Eve with a homemade sauce, pasta and salad and got thumbs up from my husband and son. Next time I may try them with the grape jelly and chili sauce.5 stars

  3. What does the grape jelly and the chili sauce do? Sounds strange, but it’s probably good. Lol!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It just adds a lot of flavor to the meatballs.

  4. I will have to try this. Sounds good and I look forward to your page everyday.

  5. Katie Black says:

    Have you ever tried pressure canning them? I am preparing to make a huge batch of zucchini spaghetti sauce next week. And this sounds like a good variation!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      No, I haven’t, Katie.

  6. Making this today! Can I use Old fashioned oats, since I already have those? Thanks 🙂

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, you can Debbie.

  7. Put the meatballs in the microwave and cook on Med-high (70%) for about 14 minutes. Be sure to put in a shallow dish and cover with plastic wrap. Much cooler for the house than heating the oven.

  8. My husband and I really love the baked meatballs.. Instead of spaghetti sauce we put the jar gray and put them in..They are great like this too.. Thanks for the recipe… Love all your recipes…

    1. Carol. I don’t understand about “jar gray” and put them in. Am I missing something.
      Southern Lady Love your recipes.

  9. If you freeze them, I guess just thaw out & add to your sauce till heated through?

  10. Irene Jackson says:

    I really appreciate The Southern Lady Cooks recipes! Your recipes are wonderful!!

  11. What is the grape jelly and chili sauce recipe? What kind of chili sauce do you mean?? I’m interested 🙂

    1. Hi Tiffany, It is Heinz chili sauce that comes in a bottle at the grocery. I think it is near the Worcestershire sauce and just grape jelly. Mix together and heat in crockpot or on top of stove, pour over meatballs. If you use crockpot, heat in crockpot, add meatballs and keep warm in crockpot for appetizers. I make the meatballs smaller when I use them for appetizers.

      1. Sue Owens says:

        I make the grape jelly meatballs a lot, everyone loves them, great for party snacks at a much smaller size. You will be amazed at the taste!!!

    2. Great Appetizer. I make this recipe all the time for get togethers. Also good on sausage slices or lil smokies. When making with sausage or l.s., I use apple jelly instead of grape.

      1. kathleen hoynes malfi says:

        Try Cranberry Sauce instead of any Jelly. You will be very happy you did:) Great recipe for gusts, and even my picky 9 yr old grandson loves this with little sausages:)5 stars

  12. I haven’t made meatballs in ages so I’m going to add it to the menu for this week. Making extra and freezing them is an excellent idea too for spaghetti day!