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Baked Meatballs

SERVINGS: 4 | Prep Time: 10 MINS | Cook Time: 10 MINS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.

  2. Using clean hands, gently combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.

  3. Use a medium dough scooper or a spoon to scoop and then roll about 1 1/2 inch meatballs. Line up meatballs on the sheet pan, leaving room between each.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink inside (160 degrees internal temperature).

  5. FREEZER MEAL INSTRUCTIONS:

    To freeze: Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil. Then complete steps 2 and 3. At this point, flash-freeze uncooked meatballs by placing pan in the freezer for about an hour or so. Once frozen, dump meatballs in a gallon-sized freezer bag and place in freezer.

    To prepare: Thaw meatballs in refrigerator overnight (preferred method) or using the cool water method. (Submerge freezer bag in cold water until thawed, replacing water every 30 minutes.) Cook according to instructions.

  6. SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

    Serve on top of whole grain spaghetti with marinara sauce.

    Serve on top of a whole wheat bun or sub as a Meatball Sandwich.

  1. 1 ½ lbs ground beef (or substitute ground turkey)
  2. 1 cup whole wheat or panko breadcrumbs
  3. 1 large egg, beaten
  4. 2 TBSP. milk
  5. 1 TBSP. tomato paste
  6. ¼ cup loosely packed fresh parsley, finely chopped
  7. 1 tsp. salt
  8. ½ tsp. ground pepper
  9. ½ tsp. garlic powder
  10. ½ tsp. Italian seasoning