2cupsbread crumbs made from stale bread,try not to use store bought ready-breadcrumbs; IF keto/low carb, use pork panko crumbs
½poundground veal,(or use more ground pork)
1small yellow onion,finely minced
2tbspchopped fresh parsley
2tbspchopped fresh basil
½tspfresh ground pepper
1cupgrated fresh Parmigiano Reggiano
1jar (24 ounces)marinara sauce,or use your favorite tomato-based pasta sauce
fresh basil ribbons,for garnish
grated Parmesan,for garnish
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Grease two baking sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.
Tear slices of stale bread into pieces; place in a food processor and pulse to make 2 cups of chunkier crumbs.
Combine 2 cups bread crumbs with milk in a large mixing bowl; moisten bread and let stand 5 minutes.
To the bread crumbs, add ground beef, pork, veal, minced onion, garlic, eggs, parsley, basil, Italian Seasoning, salt, pepper, and cheese.
Gently stir and mix everything together until thoroughly combined.
Lightly grease your hands with cooking spray and shape meat mixture into meatballs; meatballs should be about 1.5-inches in size.
Transfer meatballs to prepared baking sheets.
Bake meatballs for 10 minutes; flip over the meatballs and bake for 8 more minutes, or until just cooked through. Meatballs are done when internal temperature registers at 165˚F. Use an instant read thermometer for accurate results.
While meatballs are baking, warm the marinara sauce in a deep skillet over medium-high heat.
Remove meatballs from oven and add to warm marinara sauce; stir to coat and continue to cook over medium-low heat for 3 more minutes.
Remove from heat.
Garnish with basil ribbons and Parmesan cheese.
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 2
NET CARBS: 3 g
Oven Baked Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 meatball)
Calories 80Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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