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Easy Homemade Meatballs

Easy Homemade Meatballs are an amazing healthy staple to stash in your freezer! They whip up into quick meals, be it glazed in your crockpot or as an easy meatball bake.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 335kcal
Author Nora


  • 1 pound ground beef OR pork, OR turkey, OR ground sausage, OR a mix
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats NOT instant (see notes to make grain free)
  • 1 large egg see notes to make egg free
  • 1 onion very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for the pan


  • Preheat the oven to 430°F (if cooking the meatballs right away). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well (I use an electric mixer with dough hook attachments).
  • Scoop 1-2 teaspoons of meat at a time and shape into meatballs. Place on the baking sheet.
  • Either flash freeze until firm for 1-2 hours before bagging to freeze up to 3 months, or bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven until cooked through.


To make grain free: Leave out the oats. To add bulk and fiber, you can add 1/2 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini OR 1/2 cup defrosted chopped spinach (excess water squeezed VERY well).
To make egg-free: Leave out the eggs. Add 1/4 cup sour cream PLUS 1 teaspoon psyllium husk, OR ground chia, OR ground flax.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg