Oven Baked Beef Meatballs – Gluten Free Option. A recipe by It’s Not Complicated Recipes.

Oven Baked Beef Meatballs

If you’ve been looking for a simple, easy recipe for Oven Baked Meatballs you will love this one. These meatballs have been a family favourite for many years and are always a winner. In fact, they are a perfect family meal as adults and children alike love them. They are simple to make and are full of flavour which I provide by adding grated Parmesan cheese, finely crushed garlic, parsley and
dried oregano.

Course Antipasto, Appetiser, Canape, Nibbles, Starter
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beef, canape, delicious, easy, meatballs, simple
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 meatballs
Calories 64 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs * can use GF bread
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan *
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil spray

Serving Suggestions:

  • basil pesto or tomato sauce


  1. Prepare all of your ingredients as you will be mixing them all together at the same time.

    Make your breadcrumbs, grate your Parmesan, chop your garlic and parsley. (You can do all of this in a food processor if you prefer - it makes it very easy!)

    Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C when you are ready to bake.

    Ingredients for Oven Baked Beef Meatballs.
  2. Add all of your ingredients to a bowl.

    Ingredients in a bowl for Oven Baked Beef Meatballs.
  3. Make sure all of the ingredients are combined well.

    Ingredients in a bowl that have been mixed for Oven Baked Beef Meatballs.
  4. Using a 15ml tablespoon, I like to scoop out the mixture so I have a consistent size of meatball. This ensures even cooking.

    Ingredients in a bowl that have been mixed and a measuring spoon for Oven Baked Meatballs.
  5. Roll the scoop of mixture into smooth balls.

    Meatballs that have been rolled out and are ready to bake.
  6. Place a rack on a foil lined baking tray. Lightly spray with some olive oil. Place the meatballs on the tray.

    Meatballs that have been rolled out on a baking tray, that are ready to be baked.
  7. Bake at 180 degrees C (350 F) for 15 minutes.

    Ovenbaked Meatballs on baking tray.
  8. Serve the meatballs by themselves, or with a delicious basil pesto or tomato sauce.

    Oven Baked Beef Meatballs – Gluten Free Option. A recipe by It’s Not Complicated Recipes.

Recipe Notes

*For the best flavour, always use good quality, freshly grated Italian parmesan. Avoid that which is pre-grated.

*To check that the seasoning is to my taste I make a small, flat patty and cook it in a frying pan before rolling the meatballs.

*I like to lightly moisten my hands with water before rolling the meatballs. This will help prevent the mixture sticking. You may need to repeat this several times throughout.

*To ensure that the meatballs remain juicy and tender, be careful to not overcook them.

*I use white sandwich bread and blend to make breadcrumbs - I always make extra and freeze them. Great to have on hand!

*This mixture also works perfectly for delicious hamburger patties. 

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Beef Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.