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Baked Italian Meatballs

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These meatballs are so TASTY! Each one is just one point. One point!!!

Plus they are filling. Pasta goes great with these meatballs. I had four meatballs, a half cup of pasta and 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce. My whole meal was only 8 points!

Or you could go a little lower in carbs and serve the meatballs with a salad.

I used 96% lean ground beef for this recipe, specifically Laura’s lean beef. That helped to keep the meatballs low in points.

The other thing that’s great about these meatballs is they are easy to make. After you mix the ingredients the oven does the rest of the work. It’s the perfect weeknight meal.

They are also great leftover. My kids don’t like meatballs so whenever I make them I have plenty leftover. They’re perfect for lunch!

You could also make these Meatball Stuffed Shells with the leftover meatballs. It’s a delicious and filling meal!

You can have three meatball stuffed shells for only 5 points with blue, green and purple.

Baked Italian Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins

Yield: 24 meatballs (1 point each for blue, green and purple)

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef (I used Laura's lean ground beef)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Mix the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the ground beef to the mixture. Mix it up until it is all blended. Don’t be afraid to use your hands, it’s the best way!

  3. Form into 24 – 3/4 to 1 inch balls. Place formed meatballs onto baking pan.

  4. Bake in the oven for 13 minutes.

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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I just cooked these meatballs for supper. I will definitely be making these again. Very delicious!!


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That's great! I'm happy you liked them!! :)

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