Lifestyle Food Hungry Girl: Saucy Meatballs You'll Make Again & Again These health-conscious meatballs are fully loaded with a hearty red sauce, a double dose of cheese and a fresh tomato-basil topping By Lisa Lillien Published on July 1, 2019 12:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email If you want to impress your guests (or coworkers or family members), make a batch of these meatballs! They’re fully loaded with hearty red sauce, a double dose of cheese and a fresh tomato-basil topping. I love them, and you will too! Get ready to roll… Saucy Parmesan MeatballsServes 4 1 cup seeded and diced tomato¼ cup finely chopped sweet onion2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil1 Tbsp. chopped garlic½ tsp. each salt and black pepper1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (at least 96% lean)¼ cup panko breadcrumbs¼ cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute¼ tsp. onion powder¾ cup marinara sauce with 3g fat or less per ½-cup serving¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese Hungry Girl: Restaurant-Sized Meatballs That Won’t Derail Your Diet 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8″ X 8″ baking pan with nonstick spray.2. In a medium bowl, combine tomato, onion, basil, 1 tsp. garlic, and ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper. Gently mix until uniform. Cover and refrigerate.3. In a large bowl, combine beef, breadcrumbs, egg, onion powder, remaining 2 tsp. garlic, and remaining ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper. Firmly and evenly form into 12 meatballs.4. Place meatballs in the baking pan, and evenly top with marinara. Cover pan with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.5. Remove foil, and bake until meatballs are cooked through, about 10 minutes.6. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parm. Bake until mozzarella has melted, about 5 minutes.7. Serve topped with tomato mixture. RELATED VIDEO: How to Make the Perfect Meatball! Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 35 minutes Nutritional Information: ¼th of recipe (3 meatballs with sauce and toppings): 255 calories, 8.5g total fat (4.5g sat fat), 681mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 31.5g protein ‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!