I am always looking for new and healthy freezer meals that I can make. One day, this Light and Flavorful Turkey Meatballs recipe popped into my head because I had a ton of fresh turkey stock and not enough containers to freeze it in. I also had leftover celery and carrots to use as well, so it was a win-win!
This Light and Flavorful Turkey Meatballs recipe would be even better if you ground fresh turkey and use homemade stock, but store-bought ingredients are a time saver so go for it!
These turkey meatballs are so simple but filled with flavor. I froze them in quantities of two, wrapped them in Reynolds wrap perfect portion bags, then stored them all in one big freezer bag. Now I’ll have the perfect amount every time.
Easy and Flavorful Turkey MeatballsPrint Recipe
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 5 cups chicken or turkey stock
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 medium-size stalks of celery
- 2 medium-size carrots
- 1 small onion
- 1 cup plain panko bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1. Place stock in a medium-size pot and bring to a simmer.
2. Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil into a medium-size sauté pan and heat to meet high heat.
3. Mince celery, onion and carrot and add to sauté pan. Cook down until tender, about 10 min.
4. Once cooked, place it into a medium-size bowl. Then, add the carrot, onion and celery mixture to the ground meat, bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper.
5. Mix well and form into balls. A tablespoon amount will give you the quantity of 18-24. Place meatballs into a heated stockpot and cook for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!
1. To Freeze: Let meatballs cool, place the desired quantity into Reynolds wrap perfect portion bags, then place into a dated, labeled freezer bag and freeze for up to 4 months. You may also freeze the stock in freezer-safe containers or a small quantity with each serving if desired for the same amount of time.
2. To Eat: Place the desired amount in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a saucepan if you have stock along with it or in the microwave frozen at 1-minute intervals until the desired temperature.