I just picked up some frozen meatballs from Trader Joes and I'm wondering what is the best way to add them to my spaghetti. Should I pan fry them first or just add them to the sauce as is and let them cook?
When I buy commercial frozen turkey meatballs, I thaw them first in the microwave, then just toss them into pasta sauce to heat through. They're already cooked, so pan-frying is pretty much a waste of time & will most likely just make them tough.
My frozen meatballs are fully cooked. I heat them in the oven in an iron skillet. If they were uncooked, I would do the same, but for a longer time. I wouldn't cook a meatball in the sauce, because it might be underdone.