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.


  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