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Freezer Meatballs (How To Freeze + Cook)

by Heather

Homemade freezer meatballs are perfect for batch prep. You can double or triple the recipe and make a whole lot of veggie-loaded meatballs at one time. Then, simply cook from frozen for healthy, homemade, and delicious meatballs! I’m sharing the full how to freeze meatballs instructions + how to cook from frozen as well.

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Freezer meatballs are perfect to prep in advance

Prepping a big batch of freeze meatballs was also a go-to when I was preparing food for times when I’d be bringing a baby home. And I still love the simplicity of frozen meatball in the house!

Yes, you can absolutely find frozen meatballs at the grocery store. But now you can also make them at home! When you make it at home, you can control what goes into them. You can adjust seasonings for your family too.

Freezer meatballs

Can you freeze meatballs?

Absolutely! Meatballs are the perfect prep ahead and freeze food. Once you mix up the meatball mixture and rolls them into balls, go to this next step.

Here’s how to freeze meatballs

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and as you roll the balls out, place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure that they do no touch.

Freeze the meatballs, and when fully frozen, transfer them into a freezer bag. Label it and date it, and your meatballs are good for up to 6 months!

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How to cook frozen meatballs

Frozen meatballs go great from the freezer into a crockpot. Top with your favorite sauce and cook on low for 5-6 hours. I find frozen meatballs actually hold together better in the crockpot than fresh.

You can bake them for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees F, until fully cooked as well.

What you’ll need for freezer meatballs

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How to make them

  1. In a large skillet, heat avocado oil on medium heat. Then add the onion and celery. Sauté for 4-5 minutes, until the onions are a little translucent. Add the garlic for 1 minute to cook and remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl combine the beef, egg, onion mixture, oat flour, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt, pepper, and allspice. Mix well and form meatballs with your hands (about 2-3 tbsp mixture for each meatball).
  3. To freeze meatballs, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and as you roll the balls out, place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure that they do no touch. Freeze the meatballs, and when fully frozen, transfer them into a freezer bag. Label it and date it, and your meatballs are good for up to 6 months!
  4. To cook from frozen: Frozen meatballs go great from the freezer into a crockpot. Top with your favorite sauce and cook on low for 5-6 hours. I find frozen meatballs actually hold together better in the crockpot than fresh. You can bake them for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees F until fully cooked as well.

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Freezer Meatballs

Homemade freezer meatballs are perfect for batch prep. You can double or triple the recipe and make a whole lot of veggie-loaded meatballs at one time. Then, simply cook from frozen for healthy, homemade, and delicious meatballs! I’m sharing the full how-to freeze meatballs instructions + how to cook from frozen as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, freezer meal, meatballs
Servings: 8
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat avocado oil on medium heat. Then add the onion and celery. Sauté for 4-5 minutes, until the onions are a little translucent. Add the garlic for 1 minute to cook and remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl combine the beef, egg, onion mixture, oat flour, Worcestershire sauce, sea salt, pepper, and allspice. Mix well and form meatballs with your hands (about 2-3 tbsp mixture for each meatball).
  • To freeze meatballs, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and as you roll the balls out, place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure that they do no touch. Freeze the meatballs, and when fully frozen, transfer them into a freezer bag. Label it and date it, and your meatballs are good for up to 6 months!
  • To cook from frozen: Frozen meatballs go great from the freezer into a crockpot. Top with your favorite sauce and cook on low for 5-6 hours. I find frozen meatballs actually hold together better in the crockpot than fresh. You can bake them for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees F until fully cooked as well.

Notes

This recipe makes a 2 lb batch of freeze meatballs. You can easily double or triple the recipe to make an even larger batch at one time.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!
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If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in April 2012. Updated May 2021.*

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7 comments

look what you’re missing | Get Healthy with Heather April 23, 2012 - 6:21 am

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Erica April 23, 2012 - 6:35 am

awwwwwwwww 🙂 What a nice trip. And that brunch looks just so tasty- a perfect birthday meal! Meatballs- huge fan!

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Fit Mama April 23, 2012 - 12:07 pm

It was sooooo nice, I’m definitely more relaxed now 🙂

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 23, 2012 - 6:36 am

i’m so glad you guys got a weekend away!! that sounds perfect. 🙂

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Jentry Nielsen April 23, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Oh how fun! Looks like an amazing weekend! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!

Those meatballs sound delicious, I cannot wait to make a huge batch and freeze them! 🙂

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Fit Mama April 23, 2012 - 2:36 pm

They’re super tasty + make dinner a snap!

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 23, 2012 - 3:22 pm

What a great idea to freeze meatballs for future use! I’ll have to remember that next time I make a batch.

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