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autumn baked meatball recipe

Easy family meatball recipe with seasonal autumn ingredients

A family friendly baked meatball recipe, taking advantage of autumn produce. Gluten free and egg free

Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beef, meatballs, seasonal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Kyrstie Barcak


  • 500 grams baked pumpkin
  • 1 kg mince beef
  • 200 grams capsicum sliced into strips
  • 1600 ml passata
  • 1/3 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 handful fresh kale, spinach, and parsley chopped

To serve

  • parmesan cheese grated
  • handful fresh parsley to serve


  1. Heat the oven to 170 degrees celcius

  2. Mash the baked pumpkin and add to a mixing bowl with the other ingredients

  3. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl to combine

  4. Roll mixture into golf-ball-sized balls

  5. To a baking tray add the rolled meatballs

  6. Place the capsicum slices into the baking tray placed between the meatballs

  7. Add the passata, pouring  evenly into the tray, between the meatballs

  8. Place into the oven to bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through

  9. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese, parsley and any desired sides or rice.

Recipe Notes

Bake pumpkin prior to commencing this recipe

Serve with your choice of rice or sides