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Tasty And Easy Ground Pork Meatball Recipe

The great thing about an easy meal like this tasty and easy ground pork meatball recipe is that you can take it in any direction you choose.

These juicy pork meatballs make a great appetizer for any party. They’re wonderful in delicious marinara sauce or Swedish style with creamy gravy. 

A Delicious Meal For The Family

Pork meatballs in a bowl with mashed potatoes underneath and white gravy over the top.

Easy Meatball Recipe For A Quick Weeknight Dinner

Perhaps you’re tired from working all day. Or you just feel blah because you’ve been wrangling kids, running errands, and basically running yourself ragged.

Meatball recipes like this one are my ace in the hole for moments like these.

They’re impressive enough for guests, too, and the recipe is so versatile that you can serve them in so many different ways. But the best part is that they take barely any time at all to make.

Meatballs in a bowl over mashed potatoes. There's some white gravy spread over the top.

Meatball Ingredients

For flavorful meatballs, you can whip them up with just a few simple ingredients. It doesn’t get any better than this.

  • Ground pork
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Egg
  • Ranch seasoning

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How To Make Pork Meatballs

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Scoop the meatballs with a cookie scoop and roll them into a ball, trying to keep them all the same size.
  3. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray or add some butter and cook on medium heat. Turn the meatballs occasionally to cook each side.
  4. Cook the pork meatballs to 160 degrees and serve.
Meatballs in a white bowl sitting on top of mashed potatoes. The meatballs are covered in white gravy.

Ground Pork Meatballs – One Of My Favorite Weeknight Dinners

Not only do these ground pork meatballs taste amazing, but they also have just a few no-fuss ingredients to throw together.

All you’ll need to do is mix the ingredients together without over mixing, or else they’ll be tough rather than juicy.

Then, shape them into balls (or use my cookie scoop trick) and pop them into the skillet.

They need to have an internal temperature of 160F to be fully cooked, so grab your digital thermometer.

A Variety Of Options For Your Main Dish

There are many ways you can vary this recipe too.

Different flavors are fun, like Asian pork meatballs, which you can make with your favorite meat mixture, soy sauce, sesame oil, and fresh ginger, and serve over white rice.

Feel free to add red pepper flakes to give them a spicy note!

Or, for a barbecue flavor, add some brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and your favorite barbecue sauce.

Leftover pork meatballs are a dream come true too.

They make a fast lunch, and if you’ve done them Italian style, you can add them and that delicious marinara sauce onto a roll for a meatball sub.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Ground pork in a large mixing bowl.

Start by adding the ground pork to a large mixing bowl.

Ground pork and parmesan cheese in a large clear glass mixing bowl.

Next, add the parmesan cheese to the bowl.

Ground pork with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a large clear mixing bowl.

Add the bread crumbs to the recipe.

I used regular bread crumbs for this recipe. You can get flavored or Panko if you’d like to.

Ingredients for pork meatballs in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Add the ranch seasoning to the bowl.

I used a one-ounce packet of ranch dip seasoning. It adds so much flavor.

An egg in a clear glass mixing bowl with ingredients for pork meatballs.

Finally, add the egg to the bowl and mix until combined.

The egg is going to help bind the ingredients together.

A round pork meatball in a skillet.

Take a cookie scoop and scoop out some of the mixture, roll it in your hand, and place it in the skillet.

Meatballs in a skillet.

Try to get the meatballs close to the same size, so they all cook evenly. Place them in a skillet in a single layer.

Turn the pork meatballs to cook each side.

Once they reach 160 degrees, they are ready to eat.

Meatballs in a bowl with mashed potatoes. They have white gravy on top.

Dishes To Eat With Pork Meatballs

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Rice
  • Hoagie buns with sauce

Optional Ingredients

  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Green onions
  • Italian herb seasoning
  • Any of your favorite additions

How To Store Pork Meatballs

Store the meatballs in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Tasty and Easy Ground Pork Meatball Recipe

These easy ground pork meatballs make party appetizers and dinners a snap.

Once you make them, your family is going to request them often for dinner.

And trust me, when you bring these juicy pork meatballs to a potluck, you’d better snag one first because they’ll be gone in a flash.

Then get ready for everyone to ask for your recipe!

Meatballs in a bowl with mashed potatoes. They have white gravy on top.

Tasty and Easy Ground Pork Meatball Recipe

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy pork meatballs are a delicious dinner that everyone will love. You can eat them with rice, mashed potatoes, or vegetables.


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ounce package ranch dip seasoning


  1. Add the pork to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Next, add the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, and ranch seasoning and mix until combined.
  3. Scoop a little bit of the pork out and roll into a meatball.
  4. Cook in a saucepan on medium heat until all sides are cooked and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  5. Serve.


If you use a cookie scoop the pork meatballs will all come out close to the same size.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g

Nutrition is approximate.

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