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Parmesan Turkey Meatballs piled high onto spaghetti noodles with tomato sauce

Meal-prep Parmesan Turkey Meatballs

Whip up a batch of these savoury, healthy meatballs on the weekend and enjoy comforting homemade dinners for weeks to come!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 45 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 950 g ground turkey (approx 2 lb)
  • 1 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • lots freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Lay out plastic wrap sheets onto a table or counter, approximately 7 sheets, each about 18" long. 

  2. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey. Add salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley and garlic; combine with a fork until loosely combined. Add milk and eggs and lightly incorporate with a fork. Using your hands, mix until it is fully combined and comes together into even consistency. 

  3. Shape into 1.5" balls, placing onto the prepared plastic sheet. Decide how many meatballs you want to cook up at one time and place that number of meatballs onto each sheet, spacing about 3/4" apart.

  4. Gathering plastic between each meatball, scrunch them together so there is no more empty space between them, shaping into a log. Wrap another sheet of plastic around each packet to form a sleeve to be placed into the freezer. Continue until all the meatballs are completed, and place everything into the freezer.

  5. When you are ready to cook some, remove a sleeve from the freezer and defrost slightly in the microwave if needed to be able to pull them apart (but they should still be frozen solid). Add a jar of spaghetti sauce to a pot and bring to a gentle simmer. Drop the frozen meatballs into the sauce and cook over medium low heat for 25 – 30 minutes, until cooked through. (Stirring a few times while they cook)

  6. Meanwhile, boil a large pot of salted water over high heat. When the meatballs have 10 minutes left to cook, add the spaghetti noodles and cook 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain pasta, plate and top with meatballs and sauce. Top with additional freshly ground pepper and Parmesan if desired.