Homemade Freezer Italian Meatballs (Keto, Low Carb)

Homemade meatballs really do beat the taste of store bought every time. It’s worth the time to make your own and it’s easier than you might think. Using this recipe allows you to make Italian meatballs ahead and have them in the freezer to use in recipes or serve for dinner. raw meatballs in a bag on top. bowl of meatball mixture on bottom. Text reads "freezer meal Italian meatballs"This Italian meatball recipe is also Keto. If you’re following a low carb diet, these are a great option.

Mixing this with your hands works best. I like to wear gloves so that my hands don’t get icky.

For rolling, I use a cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop so that they are all uniform in size. I scoop the mixture onto the tray and then once all of them are on the tray, shape them a bit more by hand. You can see the process of this in this video of us making 150 freezer meals including meatballs.

YouTube video

Homemade Italian Meatballs Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. whipping cream (30% m.f.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Assembly instructions:

  1. Place the raw meats and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix with your hands. Wear gloves if desired.
  3. Form into meatballs.
  4. Lay out on a cookie sheet.
  5. Freeze (raw).
  6. Once frozen, transfer to a large freezer bag.
  7. Remove excess air, seal, and freeze.

mixture for making meatballs in a bowl, then the meatballs on a cookie sheet, then in a clear plastic bag

Cooking instructions:

  1. Take out as many meatballs as you need.
  2. Meatballs can be baked and/or fried from frozen. Ensure an internal cooking temperature of 160° F is reached.
  3. Serve (see suggestions below).

raw meatballs on a cookie sheet

Suggestions for how to serve meatballs:

raw meatballs in clear plastic bag

Homemade Italian Meatballs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meatballs
Ingredients
  • 3/4 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 Tbsp. whipping cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp. onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
Instructions
Assembly instructions:
  1. Place the raw meats and other ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix with your hands.
  3. Form into meatballs.
  4. Lay out on a cookie sheet.
  5. Freeze (raw).
  6. Once frozen, transfer to a large freezer bag.
  7. Remove excess air, seal, and freeze.
Cooking instructions:
  1. Take out as many meatballs as you need.
  2. Meatballs can be baked and/or fried from frozen. Ensure an internal cooking temperature of 160° F is reached.
  3. Serve.

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