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Meatball Parmesan

 
Meatball Parmesan
Image © Jo Cooks
 
One serving costs about $4.36 One serving costs about $4.36

$4.36 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 75 minutes

Ready in 1 hour and 15 minutes

spoonacular Score:77%

Spoonacular Score: 77%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Meatball Parmesan a try. This recipe serves 2 and costs $4.36 per serving. One portion of this dish contains around 86g of protein, 94g of fat, and a total of 1334 calories. It is brought to you by Jo Cooks. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 44%, which is good. Similar recipes are Meatball Parmesan Sub, Meatball Parmesan, and Skillet Meatball Parmesan.

Ingredients

Servings:
1.5 lb
1.5 lb ground pork
ground pork
1
1  onion
onion
2
2  eggs
eggs
0.5 cups
0.5 cups breadcrumbs
breadcrumbs
1 tsp
1 tsp dried oregano
dried oregano
1 tsp
1 tsp dry basil
dry basil
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1 cup
1 cup marinara sauce
marinara sauce
1 cup
1 cup mozzarella cheese
mozzarella cheese
0.25 cups
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
1.5 lb ground pork
1.5 lb
ground pork
1  onion
1
onion
2  eggs
2
eggs
0.5 cups breadcrumbs
0.5 cups
breadcrumbs
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp dry basil
1 tsp
dry basil
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
1 cup marinara sauce
1 cup
marinara sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup
mozzarella cheese
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
0.25 cups
parmesan cheese

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Jo Cooks

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.36
Ingredient
1 1/2 pound ground pork
1 onion
2 eggs
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup marinara sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Price
$4.52
$0.24
$0.48
$0.21
$0.05
$0.96
$1.72
$0.53
$8.72

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free breadcrumbs.

  • Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute almond meal or flaxseed for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flaxseed can help with binding.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • If you prefer lean meat and you can't find ground pork (which is generally leaner than ground beef), look for extra lean ground beef, ground turkey, or even ground bison.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, pasture raised pork to avoid antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified feed. It is better for your health, for the animals, and for the planet. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating vegetarian meals more often during the week so you can splurge on better meat on the weekends.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1334 Calories
85g Protein
93g Total Fat
33g Carbs
44% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1334
67%

Fat
93g
144%

  Saturated Fat
37g
237%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
10g
11%

Cholesterol
461mg
154%

Sodium
1840mg
80%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
85g
171%

Vitamin B1
2mg
190%

Selenium
116µg
167%

Phosphorus
1060mg
106%

Vitamin B3
17mg
90%

Vitamin B2
1mg
83%

Vitamin B6
1mg
82%

Zinc
10mg
72%

Vitamin B12
4µg
72%

Calcium
589mg
59%

Potassium
1636mg
47%

Iron
6mg
39%

Vitamin B5
3mg
37%

Magnesium
124mg
31%

Manganese
0.54mg
27%

Vitamin A
1280IU
26%

Folate
96µg
24%

Copper
0.43mg
22%

Vitamin C
15mg
18%

Fiber
4g
17%

Vitamin E
2mg
16%

Vitamin K
10µg
10%

Vitamin D
1µg
8%

covered percent of daily need

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