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three Baked Chicken Ricotta Meatballs on pasta and red sauce
Baked Chicken Ricotta Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins

Incredibly juicy, these meatballs made with ground chicken, ricotta, and
fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese will quickly become your
favorite. Made without breadcrumbs, the tender texture is almost
indescribable and is simply scrumptious. The best part? From beginning to end, they are ready in about 30 minutes!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Italian American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Ricotta Meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 348 kcal
  • 2 pounds ground chicken 90-95% lean
  • 15 ounces ricotta, drained
  • 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, fresh grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh chopped 2 teaspoons dried
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, fresh grated 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Stir together all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Using a spoon or a small ice cream scoop to create 2" sized meatballs.

  4. Place on greased or parchment lined cookie/baking sheets.

  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the meatballs begin to brown and are cooked through to 160-165 degrees. Do not overcook.

Recipe Notes

Homemade Red Sauce Recipe Link Here

The meatball mixture for Baked Chicken Ricotta Meatballs can be make up to 48 hours in advance and refrigerated.  The meatballs can be formed in advance or when ready to bake.

Cooking time will vary for larger or smaller sized meatballs.

All nutrition facts are approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Ricotta Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 616mg27%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 702IU14%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 275mg28%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.