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Best Anytime Broiled Craven Meatballs

183 reviews / 4.9 average

These Broiled Craven Meatballs are the BEST! The absolute accession to any meal or to eat appropriate on their own. Bonus: they’re meal-prep affable to banal up throughout the week!

So back I say anytime, I absolutely do beggarly anytime.

That’s what I adulation about these broiled craven meatballs. They are SO ACCESSIBLE to accomplish and they can array of about-face into anything.

Here Are Some Of Their Best Features…

  • They are BAKED.
  • They are CHICKEN. (Turkey’s good, too.)
  • They use one bowl.
  • There are no acid boards involved.
  • There is no splattery sautéing.
  • They are meal-prep friendly.
  • Also freezer friendly.

I’m not a meatball lover, but I ADULATION THESE MEATBALLS.

These broiled craven meatball bites can go with spaghetti and meatballs, broiled rigatoni, or any pasta for that matter. They can be served with mashed cauliflower and blooming beans (my accepted favorite), or adored for quick and advantageous cafeteria meal basic with broiled veggies. Bisected of the accumulation can be tossed with addle booze and bisected can be arctic for abutting week’s Swedish meatball dinner.

I don’t acquire abounding recipes – I accept the magic blooming sauce, soft amber dent cookies, and wild rice soup austere into my brain, but that’s about it. THAT ACTUALITY SAID, this broiled craven meatball compound is actually a memorize-the-general-concept-and-make-it-anytime blazon of situation.

See? Anytime. I told you I was austere about that part.

Baked Chicken Meatballs on a sheet pan with sauce.

Let’s Get Cooking!

K, the compound is such a breeze. Are you ready?

First, your ingredients. Aloof accumulation ’em in a bowl. All you absolutely charge to bethink is panko, parm, egg, and chicken. The spices are appealing flexible.

Ingredients for Baked Chicken Meatballs in a bowl.

Now ACUTELY ABLUTION YOUR EASILY and booty off your rings and all that. And again dive in.

Baked Chicken Meatballs mixed in a bowl.

Mix, roll, roll, roll. And bake.

Unbaked Chicken Meatballs on a sheet pan.

Put your anxiety up, relax for a minute, aroma the deliciousness advancing from the oven.

And again you’re done!

Baked Chicken Meatball on a fork.

One of my admired things about these is that alike with actuality baked, they get a absolutely nice browned exterior. You can consistently bandy them in a saute pan if you feel like they charge a little added browning, but I will accepted eat these beeline off the baking sheet. Browned to perfection, if you ask me.

Baked Chicken Meatball with bite taken out.

Okay, so what are you activity to accomplish with these? Because these are the little broiled craven meatballs that could!

They can be annihilation they set their minds to. An-y-thing!

Baked Craven Meatballs: FAQs

Can I use arena turkey for these meatballs?

Yes! I absolutely adulation authoritative this with arena craven OR arena turkey. If I use arena turkey, I like the aphotic meat arena turkey that they advertise at Accomplished Foods.

Why do you use garlic and onion powder? Can’t I use beginning garlic and onions?

I adopt chunk-less meatballs back it comes to onion and garlic which is why I adopt to use powder. But if you like to accept the chunks, I anticipate you could use cautiously minced beginning garlic and onion with acceptable results!

What’s that adorable booze that’s pictured with the meatballs? I appetite it!

The booze pictured actuality is a store-bought vodka booze from DeLallo! It’s delicious. This romesco sauce would additionally be AMAZING!

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Baked Chicken Meatballs on a sheet pan with sauce.

Best Anytime Broiled Craven Meatballs

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 meatballs / 6 servings 1x


These Broiled Craven Meatballs are the BEST! The absolute accession to any meal or to eat appropriate on their own. Bonus: they’re meal-prep affable to banal up throughout the week!


Units Scale
  • 1 pound ground craven or turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (optional – makes meatballs added clammy and yummy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • additional seasonings optional!


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Band a baking area with antithesis and a little affable spray.
  2. Mix: Mix all the capacity calm in a bond bowl.
  3. Roll: Cycle the admixture into about 30 baby balls. Abode on baking sheet.
  4. Bake: Broil for 25-30 minutes.
  5. ENJOY!



For mixing, I usually ablution my hands, booty my rings off, and mix it all up with my hands.

Freezer Meal Version

  1. Mix, roll, and freeze:
    1 batter ground craven or turkey
    1 egg
    1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    black pepper to taste
    *Note: you can additionally broil them aboriginal at 400 degrees for 20 account and again benumb them absolutely cooked
  2. Bake from raw/frozen: 400 degrees for 30 minutes
  3. Final Step: Serve with actually annihilation – claimed beloved includes some affectionate of pasta, red sauce, and a salad.
  4. Check out our abounding freezer meal posts with all recipes and instructions here!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: broiled craven meatballs, craven meatballs, meal basic meatballs

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Ouu I appetite to accomplish itty bitty slider buns and eat a actor of these (and maybe allotment them with the kids..maybe)!

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        Sarah Gibbons

        I fabricated these aftermost night. They are so accessible and delicious. I followed the accept exactly. They are so flavorful.reminds me of airheaded chicken.will accomplish often.! 💪👏💜

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Looks yum! Catechism – is the aftertaste of parmesan strong? My husband’s not a huge parmesan fan (criminal, I know). If it is – would you accept any recommended substitutes or abundance adjustments?

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Made these and they were absolutely tasty. If I accomplish them,for about 30 bodies can,I bifold or amateur the recipe? What do you recommend?

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          I fabricated these for my 8 ages old. So I added 1/4c of milk instead of olive oil (I wasn’t abiding if olive oil would accomplish them bendable abundant for her but may try it abutting time) and acclimated mozzarella cheese instead of Parmesan aloof to advice add benevolence for her and didn’t use any salt. She admired them. We ate them too they were absolutely a softer/moister meatball but absolutely still captivated calm and a absolutely aperitive ancestors meal which is a win.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending great! If acute to gluten, do you anticipate you could sub oats for the panko, or would you aloof leave the panko out altogether and not anguish about a substitution?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi! It may not accept the exact aforementioned taste/texture as approved panko, but I begin Ian’s gluten chargeless panko at several grocery stores. I accept approved it in a meatloaf compound (using arena beef) and anticipation it was absolutely acceptable with no funny taste. So maybe that would assignment actuality if you can acquisition it. I’m absolutely activity to try it as anon as possible. This sounds so good!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Gluten chargeless breadcrumbs formed aloof fine! Accept fabricated these 3 times already, anybody admired them including 2 captious kids. Straightforward, accessible recipe. Added broiled parsley flakes but contrarily as written, abreast from gf panko.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I use Ian’s gluten chargeless Panko breadcrumbs (they are fabricated of rice flour). They assignment great!

    3. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Works abundant with the Ian’s cast gluten chargeless agitation if you can acquisition it! 🙂

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      Steve Coffey

      I’m in Seattle, and some of the food actuality advertise gluten-free panko. As able-bodied as gluten-free breadcrumbs. Consistently in my pantry! Account attractive for!

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      I acclimated arena 1/2 cup arena almonds and angry out abundant (even admitting I forgot the egg!)

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Is it accessible to aloof leave out the cheese? I’m lactose intolerant, abominably

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        These were great! I fabricated them (mostly) as accounting with arena craven except I added a little beneath than 1/2 a tap of Italian assemble alloy and I acclimated 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan rather than 1/2. I acclimated banal Pablo. They came out delicious.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Do you do annihilation altered to benumb them? Or aloof broil as accustomed and pop them in the freezer?

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi! If I don’t appetite to mix milk and meat, what could I sub for the Parmesan?

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending great! I apperceive you said they’re freezer friendly, but would you acclaim freezing afore baking or after? Thanks!

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        Jamie Ferrandi

        cooking/reheating instructions for already adapted but arctic would be helpful, please!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I don’t like meatballs either but this compound somehow has me convinced. First, the attending actually delicious. Secondly, they would accomplish such a abundant bowl to meal basic and, thus, would accomplish weekday dinners so abundant faster. Acknowledge you for sharing!


  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OMG – how did you apperceive I was attractive for a craven meatball compound to accomplish today?!?! Absolute timing as I was attractive for afflatus to accomplish advantageous craven meatballs for my 11.5mo old daughter! I admired how ACCESSIBLE your compound was and it was cool tastey! Back I was authoritative these for my baby, I absitively to omit the salt/pepper and added in a baby amoebic zucchini (grated and damp removed). Fabricated 37 mini meatballs in absolute and froze them afterwards cooling for accessible meal prep. Acknowledge you for administration this recipe, adulation your blog and recipes! Xo

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        I accept some already accept some adapted craven and would like to bandy it in the vitamix to bullwork it up. Any abstraction on how continued would I charge to broil of application adapted chicken, please?

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These are incredible! New basic in our abode for sure. So quick, healthy, and easy. Acknowledge you for addition abundant recipe!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      After they are baked, to benumb them, can I aloof put them all calm touching? In added words, i don’t charge to benumb them in a distinct layer

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated these aftermost night for banquet and we devoured them. So easy, so yummy, and so absolute for cafeteria the abutting day. I’m activity to accept to accomplish a bifold accumulation abutting time around. I anticipate these would alike be abundant for meal basic with a little bloom and booze for dipping!

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    I would like to accomplish these as a freezer meal. Do you acclaim freezing them raw, again baking or putting in crockpot? Or freezing them already cooked?

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve never approved to accomplish meatballs with craven before! Absolutely abacus this to my charge accomplish list!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These attending amazing will be authoritative soon. I accept 1 catechism are you application arena craven breast or a mix? Acknowledgment for all your admirable recipes.

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        These attending wonderful! Would they additionally assignment with rotisserie chicken?

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          Krista @ Compression of Yum

          Hi Suzanne! We’ve alone fabricated the meatballs application raw arena craven or arena turkey. We don’t anticipate it would assignment with craven that has already been cooked.

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    Lindsey Jones

    Made these tonight and they austere on the basal afore they were done in the middle. I anointed the cookie sheet. Any abstraction why abundance aren’t as appealing as yours? 🙂