Lean Baked Meatballs Marinara


  • 1 lb Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • ¼ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups heart healthy or regular pasta sauce
  • 4 cups cooked pasta
  • 4 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)


  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 12 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 24 to 27 minutes.
  2. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 104 grams
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 7g 9%
Saturated Fat: 3g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 22mg 7%
Sodium: 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate: 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%
Sugars: 2g 4%
Protein: 9g 17%