Mushroom Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

To make quick work of dinner, make the meatballs in advance when you have a spare moment and refrigerate or freeze them until you are ready to bake the casserole.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb. 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 package (8 oz.) brown mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

Directions

  • Mix the beef, mushrooms, salt, pepper, egg, oregano, and bread crumbs in a bowl. Form into 16 balls and place in the prepared casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, on the top oven rack until the meatballs begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Discard any fat in the casserole dish and cover with the tomato sauce. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. Cover the dish tightly with foil and cook for 45 minutes on the middle oven rack until bubbly and cooked through. Sprinkle basil on top before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb. 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 package (8 oz.) brown mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

Directions

  • Mix the beef, mushrooms, salt, pepper, egg, oregano, and bread crumbs in a bowl. Form into 16 balls and place in the prepared casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, on the top oven rack until the meatballs begin to brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Discard any fat in the casserole dish and cover with the tomato sauce. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. Cover the dish tightly with foil and cook for 45 minutes on the middle oven rack until bubbly and cooked through. Sprinkle basil on top before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol110mg
Sodium1460mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars18g
Protein25g