The pros: Trader Joe's Italian Style Meatballs are quick, easy and fast from freezer to microwave and finished in 5 minutes. Two or three meatballs are filling.
The cons: Greasy and not the most flavorful meatballs you'll ever have.
The verdict: For $3.99 this is matter of convenience. If you are running short on time this is a good item to leave in your freezer in case of emergency, lack of meal prep, you don't like handling raw meat, or time in general is a problem. They're decent meatballs, but don't expect it to taste like your Nana would make. They're good for what they are, freezer meatballs. I found mine to be a bit greasier than I would like, but being that making time to cook meatballs (when I'm the only one in the house who will eat them) it is a bit of a waste of time, effort, and freezer space, this is a good option for me. Worth a try, but don't expect to be wowed by them.
The bag of Trader Joe's Italian Style Meatballs in the freezer aisle:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get (mine went into the microwave):
Would I buy this again? I'd leave a package of Trader Joe's Italian Style Meatballs in my freezer. They were good, but nothing special. They're not going to be Nonna's meatballs ever. But for freezer meatballs they're alright. They are a bit greasy but if you cover them in sauce it will all blend together. Decent buy and worth a try.
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