This is a favorite in my house as a meal prep meal! They are easy to make and reheat very well. The meatballs are also easy to freeze. If you get more meatballs out of this recipe than you can eat within the week, put the extras on a tray (before cooking them in the sauce) and leave in the freezer for about an hour. Transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag and enjoy a few weeks down the road. When you’re ready, let them thaw in the fridge and then cook them in the sauce. Perfect for a good homemade meal on those busy weekdays!


For meatballs:

1 lb. ground turkey

1 lb. Italian sausage (chicken or pork – casing removed)

3/4 large onion, grated

1/2 cup bread, finely chopped (I like sourdough)

1 egg

1 tbsp. milk

Salt & pepper to taste

Olive oil

For Red Sauce:

1 26-oz. box strained Pomi tomatoes (or any canned, strained tomatoes)

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. dried oregano

Salt & pepper to taste

Red pepper flakes to taste (optional for heat)

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, sausage, grated onion, and milk. Mix together with a strong spatula or your hands.


  1. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and add to the meat mixture. Mix well.


  1. Add the bread and continue to mix with your hands until thoroughly combined.


  1. Shape into balls, roughly 1 ½ to 2 inches in size. Use an ice cream scoop if you’d like to keep them uniform.


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat (enough to lightly cover the bottom of the skillet).


  1. Add meatballs, making sure not to overcrowd the skillet (do this in batches if necessary).


  1. Brown the meatballs on all sides. Remove from skillet.


  1. Turn the heat down to medium. Sauté garlic in the skillet until lightly brown.


  1. Add the strained tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, and pepper (red pepper flakes if desired).


  1. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.


  1. Add meatballs back to the skillet with the sauce (it is OK if the meatballs touch now).


  1. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil; allow the meatballs to cook all the way through in the sauce.


  1. Serve with spaghetti noodles and veggies!