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How to Make Freezer-Friendly Turkey Meatballs

This quick little make-ahead trick is going to change everything! Mix up a batch now and see why we’re never going back to store-bought meatballs.
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Making meatballs at home is easy (really!). Start with flavorful ground turkey and follow the recipe for a fun appetizer, or stash a batch in the freezer to jump-start dinner during busy weeknights. 

What you’ll need:

How to:

1.  In a large bowl, mix the eggs and milk. Add the cubed bread pieces, then cover and refrigerate for about 20 minutes. After removing from the fridge, drain the egg mixture, saving ¾ of the mixture and discarding the rest. Then, stir the bread and egg mixture back together with a spoon until smooth.

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2.  Add the remaining ingredients, except for the pizza sauce and oil. Stir gently until everything is well combined. At this point, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 400°F. Line two rimmed cookie sheets with parchment paper, top each with a cooling rack and spray the racks with cooking spray. Using wet hands, shape the meat mixture into 64 (1 ½-inch) balls. Dip or brush the bottoms of the balls with oil and place them one inch apart on the racks.

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3.  Bake the meatballs for 45 to 50 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the meatballs reads 165°F. Serve with warmed pizza sauce.

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4.  These turkey meatballs can also be frozen and saved for later! Follow the directions above for preparing the meatballs, but don’t bake them. Instead, place the raw meatballs on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and freeze until firm (we recommend at least two hours). Label eight quart-sized freezer plastic bags with the date and add eight meatballs to each. Press air out of the bag to seal and freeze for up to three months.

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Make these meatballs the stars of supper by cooking up any one of these delicious, family friendly dinners!



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