Combine lean Ground Beef with bread crumbs and egg whites to create perfectly tasty meatballs.

  • 30 to 35 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Entrée

Lean Baked Meatballs Marinara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups heart healthy or regular pasta sauce
  • 4 cups hot cooked pasta
  • 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg whites, water, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 18 to 20 minutes.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  2. Heat pasta sauce according to package directions in medium saucepan. Add hot cooked meatballs to pasta sauce; stir to coat evenly. Serve over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.


  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.