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Baked Meatballs in Sauce in a white skillet with spoon out to the left
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Baked Meatballs in Sauce

Baked Meatballs in Sauce are an easy oven baked recipe perfect any night of the week! This easy meatball recipe results if soft and juicy meatballs that you can serve with pasta or zucchini noodles for a healthy twist!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: baked meatballs in sauce, Italian meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Mixing bowl
  • Skillet


Baked Meatballs in Sauce

  • 500 grams beef mince Note 1
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning Note 2
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic Note 3
  • 1 tbsp dried onion Note 4
  • ⅓ cup cup finely chopped parsley Note 5
  • 400 grams diced tomatoes Note 6
  • 400 grams condensed tomato soup
  • 1 egg
  • Parsley to garnish
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
  • cracked pepper to garnish


Baked Meatballs in Sauce

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
  • Spray skillet with cooking oil
  • Combine beef mince, egg, salt, pepper and parsley in a medium sized mixing bowl
  • Use clean hands to mix meatball ingredients together
  • Roll into small balls with the palm of your hands and place in the skillet
  • Cover with foil and cook for 10 mins
  • Combine tomato soup, diced tomatoes, garlic, dried onion, salt and pepper, stir to make the sauce.
  • Remove meatballs from oven, uncover, pour tomato sauce over, bake for 20 - 30 mins till sauce is bubbling right in the middle
  • Use oven mits to remove meatballs from the oven, sprinkle parmesan cheese over and return to the oven for approx 10 mins or until cheese melts.
  • Serve with garlic bread, parsley, Parmesan cheese and cracked pepper.



  • Note 1 I use beef mince for the recipe and find the pairing with Italian herbs and parsley goes hand in hand together. You can also use lamb, pork or chicken mince. 
  • Note 2 Dried herbs are fine here and really help bring the taste of Italy to the meatballs. 
  • Note 3 Mince your own garlic or purchase store bought minced garlic, either will do the trick! 
  • Note 4 Dried onion saves time and tears. Find it in the herbs and spice section of the store. 
  • Note 5 Fresh parsley is best here if you have/grow it. It adds a lovely fragrant easy addition and is great for a pop of colour on top of the dish. 
  • Note 6 You can also use crushed tomatoes if you like. Or whole peeled and use kitche scissors to chop them up as you go. 


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 674IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg