Make Ahead Meatball Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A make ahead salad for a quick and easy dinner when it is too hot to cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl combine beef and breadcrumbs. Shape into 3/4-inch balls.
  2. Place in a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Cool for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Place Italian salad dressing in a resealable plastic bag; add meatballs.
  6. Seal and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Drain and discard marinade.
  8. On a serving platter arrange greens, onion, cheese and olives.
  9. Top with meatballs.
  10. Drizzle with dressing.


Most Helpful

Yum, yum! I really enjoyed this and so did my little girl. Leaving the meatballs in the salad dressing overnight really gave them a nice tangy flavor! I added an egg and garlic to the meatball mixture. Thanks, Barb! Made for PAC fall 2009

Realtor by day, Chef by night September 30, 2009

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