Meal Prep Turkey Meatballs with Broccoli - Newtown Moms

Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore from Kat Can Cook for sharing her Meal Prep Turkey Meatballs with Broccoli. Love these for a quick, healthy weeknight dinner. The best part? You probably have everything you need to make them in your pantry and freezer. 

Meal Prep Turkey Meatballs with Broccoli
Yield:  About 40 golf ball-sized meatballs


10 ounces frozen broccoli, defrosted
4 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup unseasoned breadcrumbs (fresh or store-bought  Panko-style)
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk of choice (almond milk for dairy free)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lb. ground dark meat turkey
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
½ teaspoon cracked pepper
Olive oil


  1. On a large cutting board, mince the defrosted broccoli florets finely with a knife.  I like for this texture to be close to a puree and very finely chopped so the broccoli blends in and throughout the meatballs.
  2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Line the bottom of a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine all of your ingredients.
    mixture and gently but thoroughly combine.  I do this with my hands so as not to overwork.
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop, measure out the meatballs and roll gently in hands to shape into a ball.  Place onto prepared sheet pan.  Drizzle tops lightly with oil.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and just cooked through.
  7. Serve meatballs with homemade or store-bough tomato sauce on the side for dipping, or with sauce over spaghetti.

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