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Meatballs in a glass container.

Meal Prep Turkey Meatballs

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 24-30 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Cuisine: American


These easy turkey meatballs pair well with your favorite sauces. Perfect for meal prep!


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste (see recipe notes)
  • 3 pounds ground turkey



How much salt and pepper should I use? The “saltiness” of salt varies by style and by brand, and every person’s palate is different, which is why we always recommend you salt our recipes “to taste” based on your own preferences. When we make these meatballs, we typically use 1 Tablespoon of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt and 1 teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper. 

Substitutions and Additions. Use ground beef, ground chicken, ground pork, or a combination of ground meats in place of turkey if you like. Add extra mix-ins if you'd like stronger flavors (dried herbs, grated ginger, a scoop of gochujang, or a drizzle of thai sweet chili sauce are all lovely here). Add a handful of grated parmesan or asiago cheese if you like.

Freezing and Storage. Let cooked meatballs cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months. Thaw frozen meatballs overnight in the fridge. 

These meatballs are purposefully light on seasonings, because we want them to pair well with any sauce (from a hearty marinara sauce to a quick curry to a brothy tortellini soup). If you eat these meatballs alone, with no sauce, they may feel a little bland: We recommend pairing them with a flavorful sauce for best results. When you’re ready to eat, bring your favorite sauce to a simmer and heat the meatballs for at least 10-15 minutes, until they’re warmed through and have the chance to absorb some of the flavors from the sauce. 

Serving suggestions. Serve these meatballs with your favorite marinara sauce over pasta, toss them with pizza sauce for a quick meatball sub, heat them up in a bit of curry or tikka masala sauce to serve with rice, or toss with a spicy asian-inspired sauce (we love these Omsom sauces!) and serve with a quick sesame salad. 

Keywords: meal prep, meatballs, pasta