Who gets excited about something silly like Simple Make-Ahead Parmesan Meatballs? This girl. Indeed, I get very, very excited.
I like beef. I like meatballs. I like anything that can be made ahead of time. No. Scratch that. I LOVE anything that can be made ahead of time. And if it’s also made from beef, well, that makes me one happy girl!
You can make this recipe ahead and store the meatballs in the fridge or freezer UNBAKED. Or you can PRE-BAKE up a huge batch and pull out a few as needed to reheat quickly. This recipe is flexible to meet your family’s needs!
Simple Make-Ahead Parmesan Meatballs
- 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
- 2 eggs
- 3 Tablespoons dried minced onion
- ½ cup shredded (or grated) parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
- Scoop any size balls out onto a cookie sheet (I use a large scoop).
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
- Serve right away, or refrigerate or freeze baked meatballs to easily reheat for a meal later.
- OR, freeze the prepared meatballs UNBAKED, thaw as needed, and bake as directed.
I love serving these Simple Make-Ahead Parmesan Meatballs with:
- A Simple Tossed Salad
- Easy Steamed or Roasted Veggies
- The BEST Mashed Potatoes OR
- Stick of Butter Rice
Meals like this are truly satisfying, extremely delicious, and still very simple to put together!
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