This EASY FREEZER MEATBALLS RECIPE is easy, economical, delicious and can be made with either ground turkey, ground beef, or a mix of both. Perfectly prepared in bulk batches, this Easy Freezer Meatballs Recipe tastes better than store-bought, and are always there for you when life gets busy.
My family is a frequent user of this Easy Freezer Meatball Recipe as it can be used in dishes such as Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Tangy Cabbage Slaw and Sweet and Tangy Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs.Jump to Recipe
This easy freezer meatballs recipe has fast become the key ingredient to running a smooth and successful monthly meal plan in my house. After all, life gets busy, people get hungry, and sometimes meatballs are just the thing to solve our dinner woes.
Why should you make this Super Easy Freezer Meatballs Recipe?
- They’re economical. It’s true, my friends. Much MUCH cheaper than buying a bag of pre-made frozen good stuff.
- My child eats these Easy Freezer Meatballs like it’s his job (and he is the pickiest eater in the world).
- Making homemade meatballs anytime you want isn’t practical.
- Making meatballs is messy.
- These easy freezer meatballs make your life easier when life is feeling hard.
What’s in this Easy Freezer Meatballs Recipe?
- Ground Turkey
- Breadcrumbs (feel free to use gluten-free breadcrumbs if you’re sensitive to wheat).
- Red Chili Flakes (optional but recommended)
As you can see, this super easy freezer meatballs recipe is pretty basic.
I did this on purpose. After all, everyone loves a good neutral meat that they can stockpile (ok, perhaps that’s just me). But! This meatball recipe really is a terrific addition to any meal!
So, I’ve made this Easy Freezer Meatballs Recipe, now what?
Thaw and enjoy! Or, don’t thaw, but toss them in the slow cooker or a big pot of soup and wait for dinner to come to you!
- Pizza! Meatballs and pizza are a match made in heaven!
- Pasta. Like this 15 Minute One Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs (+ video)
- All the SOUP. Healthy Thai Veggie Soup with Spicy Thai Meatballs and Albondigas Soup
Can you use beef in this Easy Freezer Meatballs Recipe?
Yes! Absolutely! Just because I used turkey for these freezer meatballs does not mean that you can’t freeze your mom’s mom’s MOM’S meatball recipe from a million years ago. For today I picked turkey because that’s what I had in the house.
You can also go totally wild and crazy and mix two or three different kinds of meat together to make your very own easy freezer meatball recipe.
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Easy, economical, and best made in bulk, these EASY FREEZER MEATBALLS can be made with ground turkey, ground beef, or a mix of both. Add to your favorite dishes and cut cooking time in half!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup white onion minced
- 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dried Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large oven-safe baking sheet or casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl mix all ingredients until fully combined (using your hands may be helpful to get everything combined evenly). Shape into approximately 24 even-sized meatballs between the palms of your hands.
Transfer meatballs to prepared dish and bake in a single layer and bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F.
Remove meatballs and allow them to come to room temperature. Once at room temperature, carefully transfer each meatball to a small tray lined with parchment paper and place the tray in the freezer. Allow meatballs to freeze for at least 2 hours.
Once frozen, transfer the meatballs to a freezer-friendly ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible from the bag. Use a permanent pen to label the bag with the meatball type and the date and store at the back of the freezer until ready to use.
To thaw the meatballs you may do so in the refrigerator overnight, or place the bag in a bowl of warm water to expedite the process (just make sure there are no holes!) Simmer in sauce, cook in casseroles, or serve as an appetizer!
Nutritional information is per meatball.