Parmigiana Meatballs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
They’re like little Chicken Parmesan bites! Parmigiana Meatballs are a lovely topping over pasta for your weeknight Italian dinner. Mix up the meatballs and bake them in the oven, then serve with your favorite pasta and salad. Level up the meal with your favorite glass of wine! Bon Appetit!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) ground chicken
  • 1 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 - egg(s)
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp Italian seasoning
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar(s) marinara sauce
  • 4 - oz. mozzarella cheese
  • Garnish: - Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - pasta**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
With MyFreezEasy, you can...
  1. Set up your own freezer meal plan with all your favorite freezer meals.
  2. Personalize the month's themed meal plans.
  3. Download any and all of the 8 themed meal plans released each month.
Also, as a member, you get access to our Freezer Meal Plan Builder (option to adjust serving sizes) & the MyFreezEasy mobile and tablet apps. No more spending hours on Pinterest searching for recipes, adjusting the math on the serving sizes, writing your own shopping list and trying to figure out the step-by-step for the freezer meal prep session!! We do all of that for you - in minutes! Learn more about becoming a MyFreezEasy member!

Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, minced onion, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning with a dash of salt and pepper. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place into baking dish.
  3. Slice the mozzarella cheese into small pieces to lay over each meatball.
  4. Pour the marinara sauce over top of the meatballs and then add a slice of cheese onto each meatball. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes, then uncover and bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
  5. Cook the pasta, as directed.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Parmigiana Meatballs over pasta with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 8 oz. mozzarella cheese into small pieces to lay over each meatball.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 lbs. ground chicken, 2 cups breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder, and 2 tsp Italian seasoning with a dash of salt and pepper. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place into baking tray.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the prepared meatballs
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar marinara sauce over the meatballs
  • Slice of mozzarella cheese onto each meatball

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Parmagiana Meatballs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake covered at 400 F for 35 minutes, then uncover and bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Serve over pasta with salad.

Free Sample Meal Plan & Freezer Cooking 101 Workshop

Sign Up for Erin's Free Online Workshop