Meatballs, in general, are great, they are delicious and juicy, and it doesn’t matter whether it is homemade or store-bought; if you cook them right, they will come out tasting just as good.
Store-bought meatballs are also called frozen meatballs, and the good thing about frozen meatballs is that it takes a shorter time to prepare; and we can also agree that frozen foods are slightly cheaper.
If you have a pack of frozen meatballs in the refrigerator and you do not know how to cook them, so they come out great, well, there is no need to panic because I will be giving you different cooking options for frozen meatballs.
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How to Cook Frozen Meatballs
There are a lot of ways to cook frozen meatballs, and below I have listed some of the easiest ways you can cook frozen meatballs.
Cook meatballs in an oven – this may be the most popular way to cook frozen meatballs. Frozen meatballs cook fast in the oven as it takes just 15 minutes to cook thoroughly. Simply line your baking pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup, spray down the lined pan with a neutral oil like canola oil, add the meatballs spaced out, add some type of seasoning, and proceed to cook in the oven for 15 minutes in a preheated oven (375°F). Always remember to wear your oven mitts when you use the oven, especially at high temperatures.
Add meatballs to the sauce – adding meatballs to a sauce would result in delicious, well-flavored meatballs. You may want to cook the frozen meatballs in a slow cooker to ensure the meatballs absorb as much liquid as possible. Add the meatballs to your crockpot, add some chopped onions, and some BBQ sauce, and proceed to cook them in the Crock-Pot for 2 to 3 hours. You can enjoy these delicious meatballs with some potatoes for dinner, or as an appetizer.
Cook meatballs in an air fryer – cooking meatballs in an air fryer is another simple way to cook meatballs as it doesn’t require much. What you have to do is to place your frozen meatballs in the air fryer basket, and spray them down with some non-stick cooking spray or some oil to prevent the meatballs from sticking to the basket. Proceed to cook them in the air fryer for 10 to 12 minutes at 350°F to 390°F, take them out when it reaches the desired time, and brush on some sauce for extra flavor.
Cook meatballs in a microwave – cooking meatballs in a microwave is just as easy as cooking them in the air fryer, you simply place your meatballs in a dish, cover the dish with a lid and allow them to cook in the microwave for 10 minutes on high. Your microwave may cook faster, so ensure you check your meatballs regularly while they cook.
Cook meatballs in an instant pot – instant pot meatballs are one of the tastiest. To make this, you’ll name some ingredients for a sauce, but you can also add some water to your instant pot, add some chili sauce, some grape jelly, and some cayenne pepper, give everything a good stir and add your meatballs. Cook the meatballs for 5 minutes on high pressure, do a quick release, and you’re left with juicy, delicious meatballs.
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How Long to Cook Frozen Meatballs
|Cooking Method||Cooking Time|
|Cooking frozen meatballs in the oven||15 minutes|
|Cooking frozen meatballs in the microwave||10 minutes|
|Cooking frozen meatballs in a crockpot||2 hours|
|Cooking frozen meatballs in an instant pot||5 minutes|
|Cooking frozen meatballs in an air fryer||10 minutes|
|Cooking frozen meatballs in a pan||5 minutes|
These cooking methods will always deliver delicious, juicy meatballs. If you would want to see a delicious recipe idea, check out this video recipe.