Mediterranean Meatballs


Save on meal prep time by making a double batch of these delicious meatballs. Freeze them to have on hand for lunches and dinners.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers

  • 1 ½ cups soft whole-wheat bread crumbs (about 2 slices)

  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, (thawed) or 2 eggs lightly beaten

  • cup tomato sauce

  • ½ cup snipped fresh basil, or 1 tablespoon dried basil, crushed

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds 95% lean ground beef


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine roasted red peppers, bread crumbs, egg product, tomato sauce, basil, parsley, salt, pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into 48 meatballs. Place meatballs in a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until done (160 degrees F).


Storage: Reserved cooked meatballs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
3g Fat
3g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 6 meatballs
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g 27%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 309IU 6%
Vitamin C 28mg 31%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 18mg 4%
Potassium 266mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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