Make-Ahead Freezer Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A wonderful all-purpose meatball to use in a variety of recipes! Easy to make, and with ingredients usually on hand. The yield is based on 1-1/2" meatballs, but you can make them smaller. I get about forty-eight 1" meatballs out of this same recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except beef.
  2. Mix in beef well, and shape into meatballs.
  3. Place all on single layer in pan.
  4. Bake 20 minutes at 350.
  5. Remove and drain on paper towels, and let cool 15 minutes.
  6. Put in freezer bag or freezer container or use immediately.


Most Helpful

These are good meatballs. My only complaint is how dense they are. I am not very experienced making meatballs, so this could be my fault! I added some red pepper and some fresh parsley & rosemary that I had on hand. I doubled the batch and froze most of them. Thanks!

Island Girl 525 May 25, 2010

The only thing it lacked was onion for my family. It was great and I did make my meatballs bigger and baked a little longer, to make up for size, this way I could make meatball sandwiches for my 12 year old. Thanks!

Jellison Mix August 13, 2009

We loved these! I made a triple batch before the school year started. It was so nice to have ready to go... my husband made them when I worked late doing parent-teacher conferences, we ate them for Sunday dinner, and just ate them when I didn't have the energy to cook. So yummy and definitely on my "make every session" list.

TeacherKim April 01, 2008

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