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Pesto Meatballs

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings - 4 persons


  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2/3 cup pesto (about 6 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 26 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • Side: pasta
  • Side: salad


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, pesto, grated Parmesan cheese, minced onion, garlic powder and pinch of salt and pepper. Using an ice cream scoop, form beef mixture into balls and place them in a single layer into a baking dish. Pour the marinara sauce over the tops of the meatballs.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on size of meatballs.
  • While the meatballs are baking, cook the pasta and prepare the salad.
  • Serve Pesto Meatballs over pasta with side salad.