Turkey Pesto Meatballs are made with just four ingredients and make the perfect healthy protein for meatball subs or served with marinara and whole grain pasta for a simple weeknight meal.
All of a sudden I’m on a freezer meal frenzy before little sis makes her appearance. Funny thing is before Joey and Anthony were born I didn’t do any kind of major freezer meal prep or making. Our freezer isn’t too big and I figured as long as I had some chicken breasts and ground beef in the freezer we’d be set. While I still plan on doing the same before baby girl arrives, it’s simple make ahead meals like these turkey pesto meatballs that have swayed me from my freezer meal ways. You guys, I just made a double batch this weekend to have on hand once sis gets here! Why? First and foremost, the ENTIRE family eats them. Second, they freeze really week [both cooked and uncooked]. And I made them into mini meatballs so they didn’t take up too much room in my freezer!
The first time I made these turkey pesto meatballs we ate them approximately 23 minutes after they were done cooking. But if you’re like me and are looking for a few gold star make ahead freezer meals before the birth of a child, for a friend who needs an extra hand in the kitchen, or heck, just because you lead a busy lifestyle and want to eat healthy, then these turkey pesto meatballs are for you! And if you don’t have ground turkey on hand feel free to swap out the meat for ground chicken or ground beef. I’m sure any combo would be delicious! We also enjoyed ours with whole wheat pasta, but they would be delicious as a filling for meatballs subs or on their own with a little marinara sauce. Pick your poison!
If I haven’t swayed you yet then check out the ingredients list. 4 ingredients…. And the big kids can help you scoop and roll the meatballs which is a plus for the head chef in your house. I’m pretty sure I’ve outdone myself with this one folks. But don’t worry I won’t let it go to my head. Because I’m fairly certain my toddlers will keep me honest and refuse to eat these next time I serve them….
- 1 ¼ pound lean ground turkey
- ¼ cup pesto
- ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350. Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Using your hands, stir mixture until everything is well combined.
- Using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture per meatball, roll into balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet or baking sheet lined with foil.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
If you are a freezer meal aficionado, I’d love to hear what your favorite freezer meal is! I’m looking for a few more before baby sis arrives. 4 ingredient Turkey Pesto Meatballs are the perfect make ahead freezer meal! Click To Tweet