Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes



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Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick® Premium Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Fry Pan (C30030)

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Ninja Foodi NeverStick® Premium Hard-Anodized 12-Inch Fry Pan Model #: C30030

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  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 small onion, peeled, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1-pound uncooked ground beef
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 jar (25 ounces) marinara or pasta sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine milk and bread crumbs in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Install stacked blade in the 72-ounce Power Pitcher. Place onion, garlic, and parsley in pitcher. Select CHOP and press START/STOP. Once processing is complete run CHOP program again.
  4. Remove stacked blade. Install dough blade.
  5. Place beef, bread crumb mixture, Parmesan, chili flakes, egg, salt, and pepper in pitcher.
  6. Select Speed 1 and run until desired consistency is reached. Remove lid and stacked blade.
  7. Using your hands or a 1" scoop, form meat mixture into 12 meatballs. Coat in flour.
  8. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add oil, and cook meatballs until golden brown, turning frequently.
  9. Pour pasta sauce into an 8" x 8" baking dish. Place meatballs into dish and place casserole dish in oven. Cook meatballs for 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

A tip from the Ninja® Kitchen Team

For 72-ounce Power Pitcher cleaning instructions, refer to the Owner's Guide or the Quick Start Guide.

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