Hints for making large quantities of meatballs.

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A method of mass producing meatballs for a wedding reception or any large meal. These may be cooked and frozen ahead for up to a month.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using your favorite recipe for meatballs.
  2. Decide on what size your meatballs will be.
  3. Figure out how many meatballs per pound.
  4. Make meatball mixture in 5 lbs batches.
  5. Chill well.
  6. Using a rolling pin, roll out 5 lbs of chilled meatball mixture into a large rectangle.
  7. Use a pizza cutter to cut.
  8. Example: Small meatballs= 20 per pound; 5 X 20= 100; Halve the mixture 2 x 50; 10 x 5 and so forth.
  9. Form balls out of the square pieces of meat mixture.
  10. Place on greased baking sheet.
  11. Bake at 350 F until done.
  12. These should be turned once during cooking.
  13. Drain, cool and place in gallon ziplock bags until ready to heat.


Most Helpful

i like using an icecream or a cookie scoop to make meatballs, way easier but gives your thumb a workout. but this was my method of choice before discovering the cookie/icecream scoops.

MuddyMommaPottery January 06, 2008

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