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5 Ingredient Meatballs

  • Author: Kelsey Nixon
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Only 5 Ingredients make up these crazy delicious meatballs. Not only are they easy to throw together, they’re so versatile when it comes to incorporating them into an easy dinner. Whether you serve them on their own, with spaghetti, or sandwiched in between a roll to make the perfect Meatball Sub, they are big crowd pleasers! The best part is that it’s easy to double the batch and freeze the extras.




  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • ½ white onion, grated
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 large egg


Preheat the oven to low-broil and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients. Mix to combine, but avoid over-mixing. Once combined, portion into golf ball-sized meatballs and place onto lined baking sheet. (I like to use a cookie scoop for this step so that they’re all evenly sized) Transfer to oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown.


For meatball subs: In a saucepan over medium-high heat, warm a 28 oz. jar of marinara sauce. Gently toss meatballs to fully coat. Brush 4 sub rolls with butter and lay sliced mozzarella in between rolls. Transfer to sheet tray and toast in oven until golden brown and bubbly. Spoon meatballs onto subs and garnish with chopped Italian parsley.

For freezing: Allow meatballs to cool to room temperature on sheet tray then place directly into your freezer for 1-2 hours. Once frozen, divide meatballs among freezer bags, seal them tightly, label, and return to the freezer. To reheat, preheat oven to 350 ºF and place frozen meatballs on a sheet tray. Cover with foil to prevent them from drying out. Transfer to oven and cook for 10-12 minutes until warmed through. Enjoy on their own or toss with sauce and serve as desired.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: main
  • Cuisine: italian