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The Best Homemade Meatballs

You’ll be amazed at how flavorful and tender these baked homemade meatballs are. Make a double batch to freeze!

Overhead view of baked meatballs without sauce, sprinkled with parsley.

Tender, flavorful, and easy to make … what more can you ask from a meatball recipe? No more tough, chewy meatballs, or meatballs that won’t stick together, this is a wonderful no-fail recipe you’re going to love.

Classic meatballs can be used in so many ways. Simmer them in your favorite sauce for spaghetti and meatballs. Add them to soup, like this easy meatball soup with orzo. Creamy Swedish meatballs are always a hit and a meatball sub with marinara and melted cheese is a mighty fine sandwich. Meatballs are popular appetizers, too, especially with Cherry Bourbon Sauce.

With this easy meatball recipe, you can make all your favorites. Let’s get started!