Microwave Italian Meatballs


Microwave Italian Meatballs

15 meatballs
14 Min

Who doesn't love a heaping bowl of spaghetti and meatballs? Why, it's quick, easy, and solves our dinnertime dilemma in a hurry. And nothing makes the pasta more perfect than hearty meatballs we make with our own two hands.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

What to Do

  1. Coat a microwave-safe 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, water, parsley, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form the mixture into 15 meatballs, and place in the baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese; pour over the meatballs. over with plastic wrap and microwave at 70% power for 12 minutes, or until the meatballs are completely cooked through and the juices run clear.
  4. Remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle the meatballs with the mozzarella cheese. Microwave at 70% power for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.


Make an Italian feast by serving these over warm spaghetti or on a toasted hero rolls along with a crisp garden salad.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 158
  • Calories from Fat 79
  • Total Fat 8.8g 13 %
  • Saturated Fat 4.0g 20 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 10g 20 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 43mg 14 %
  • Sodium 613mg 26 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 9.1g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1 %
  • Sugars 2.9g 0 %

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