Oven-baked Meatballs Arancini

Arancini are small risotto balls with a crispy breadcrumbs crust, usually deep-fried. Thеy could be vegetarian or meaty.
Today we are going to make oven-baked arancini with ground beef. Way healthier, the same amazing taste! We hope you`ll enjoy!

Oven-baked Meatballs Arancini

  • Servings: 20
  • Difficulty: easy
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Oven-baked risotto balls.


  • 400 g Ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Risotto rice
  • 1½ cup Water
  • 100 g Golden breadcrumbs
  • 3 Eggs (divided)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Dry parsley
  • 2 tsp Salt (divided)
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  1. In a small pot, bring to the boil the water. Add 1 tsp salt, the risotto rice, and the bay leaf. Boil the rice until absorb all the remaining water, then let it cool down.
  2. In a large bowl, add the ground beef, 2 eggs, and the onion (finely chopped). Season with salt, pepper, and parsley. Add some olive oil, then mix until homogeneous.
  3. Add the rice (chilled) to the mince, then mix again.
  4. Shape small walnut-sized meatballs.
  5. Each ball dip in egg white, then roll in breadcrumbs. Repeat 2 times.
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  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 200°C.
  8. Serve with a sauce of your choice. You could also try our Green Olive Salsa Dip shown in the video recipe below. 🙂

Some tips from us:

– For a nicer cheesy finish, you could add 1 tbsp grated Parmesan in the breadcrumbs.

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We hope you enjoyed. Would love to hear your opinion in the comments.

Best Regards,

The Tasty Game Team

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