Zucchini Meatballs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
The zucchini adds a nice flavor to these hearty meatballs!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 1/2 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - small zucchini
  • 1 - egg(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp Italian seasoning
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar(s) spaghetti sauce
  • Side: - pasta**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Shred or grate the zucchini with a cheese grater.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, shredded zucchini, egg, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, Italian seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper. Using an ice cream scoop, form meatballs and place them in a single layer into a baking dish. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on size of meatballs.
  4. Cook the pasta, as directed.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Zucchini Meatballs over pasta with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Shred 2 zucchini with cheese grater.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs. ground beef, shredded zucchini, 2 eggs, 1 cup breadcrumbs, 2 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp Italian seasoning with salt and pepper. Using an ice cream scoop, form meatballs and place them in a single layer into the disposable baking dish.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the premade zucchini meatballs
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce over the meatballs

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 tray/pan of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free breadcrumbs and gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Zucchini Meatballs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.
Serve with pasta and salad.

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