The Perfect Make-Ahead Meal with Baked Turkey Meatballs

The Perfect Make-Ahead Meal with Baked Turkey Meatballs

baked turkey meatballs

Image by The Recipe Critic 

Make dinner easier with these tender, juicy, and irresistible baked turkey meatballs!

Pair them with your favorite pasta, sauce, and one of Mealfit’s pre-prepared sides and your dinner for the week is ready! 

We know how inconvenient it can be to have to tackle dinner after a long day. Even on good days, having to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen to prepare food so you can make it through the week without having to wait in a drive-thru on your lunch break isn’t always ideal. Or maybe you prefer making meals daily instead of meal-prepping. Do you really want to spend the evening making dinner only to go to bed, wake up, go to work, come home, cook, and repeat day after day? 

Eating isn’t always as easy as it should be, which is where Mealfit comes in. Here at Mealfit, we’re dedicated to making eating easier. We’ve come up with a variety of ways that can help make meal-prepping practices and access to healthy, fast, and fresh food easier and better for you: we offer appetizing on-the-go meals for those busy days where you need it most and pre-prepared ingredients and dishes to make meal-prepping an absolute breeze! Between meals, you can read some of our favorite recipes and health-tips in our recipe catalogue and our weekly blog! On pretty much every base, we’ve got your eating-needs covered! 

For this week’s recipe highlight, we found the perfect component for a hearty and delectable dinner at home. It makes for an awesome make-ahead meal for the week which can really help to cut down the time you spend in the kitchen, meaning you’ll have a lot more time to spend on yourself and with your friends and family! These baked turkey meatballs are easy, quick, and are incredibly versatile! It’s simple, really, just pick out a box of your favorite pasta, a jar of your favorite pasta sauce, and pair with one or two of Mealfit’s Meals by the Pound for the easiest week of meals you’ve ever made! 

Healthy, Pre-prepared Sides with Mealfit’s Meals by the Pound.

With our Meals by the Pound selection, there are a ton of options when it comes to protein, veggies, and other sides to make cooking at home a breeze! Here are our recommendations to pair with a savory meal like pasta with baked turkey meatballs:


Mealfit roasted broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

Not only is freshly roasted broccoli a vibrant addition to any meal, but it’s also packed with numerous health benefits! Here’s what we had to say about how we get these florets roasted to perfection:

“One of the most requested vegetables that we offer. That’s why we offer it separately. House seasoned and roasted to perfection fresh cut broccoli.”

It’s so easy to get this delicious side dish ready to pair with your make-ahead meal, order here, pick up, and you’re all set! 


Mealfit seasoned red potatoes

Seasoned Red Potatoes

There is a lot of flavor in this meal, so having a light palette cleanser may be a great option in your meal-planning! With these deliciously seasoned red potatoes, you can add the perfect, mild texture and taste that help keep you fuller longer! 

“Hand Diced and house seasoned red potatoes are a great carb source and can be used in a number of ways in your meal prep.”

These potatoes are a great dish to pair with this meal, so check them out here


baked turkey meatballs

Image and recipe originally by The Recipe Critic

How to Make Baked Turkey Meatballs for a Tasty Make-Ahead Dinner.

Now that we’ve gone over how Mealfit can help to make meal-planning ten times easier, let’s get into how to make the main event for this meal! 

The perfect meatballs are savory, juicy, little spheres that are tender without crumbling. It can be hard to achieve the ideal meatball, but with our help, it doesn’t have to be!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a medium size bowl, combine turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, eggs, milk, garlic, and salt and pepper, and mix evenly.
  2. Lightly brush your clean palms with olive oil and use your hands to roll the turkey mixture into 2-inch balls. Place them in an even layer on a greased baking dish with at least 1 inch spacing between them and bake for 15-20 minutes, making sure they are cooked all the way through.
  3. Remove and add on top of a bed of pasta and sauce, garnish with fresh herbs if desired, and enjoy! 

Depending on how much you’re making, this meal can keep for around 4 days, making it a great option to make ahead throughout the week! Make eating easier with this classic dinner combined with Mealfit’s Meals by the Pound for an effortless and delicious make-ahead meal! 

We hope you enjoy this article for The Perfect Make-Ahead Meal with Baked Turkey Meatballs. If you tried incorporating these things into your regular routine, make sure to let us know! For more recipes, follow us on social media and make sure to check out our weekly blog posts where we share our new favorite recipes and must-know facts about food and living a healthy lifestyle! Check out the other meal options Mealfit provides such as our Weekly Specials, Individual Meals, and other Meals by the Pound.


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