Turkey Meatball Recipe
This is a favorite in our household. It's easy, healthy, makes little mess and requires minimal amount of ingredients. What more can you ask for? I typically serve this dish with spaghetti squash but if that doesn't tickle your fancy go for the gold and make pasta. I am all about that carb life but my husband is trying to be healthy which ruins all of my pregnancy fun. You know how they say the spouses often gain weight with their partners? Well, in our relationship there is no way that's happening. So here we are - turkey meatballs with spaghetti squash. Positive thing here is that it is healthy and delicious and does not taste like cardboard.
I know most people make meatballs in the sauce on the stove, which I do for classic meatballs, but for these I find it easier to cook and clean up in the oven. I highly suggest purchasing throw away aluminum tins for recipes like this, especially if you don't have a dishwasher. Whoever invented those aluminum baking tins is a miracle worker. Saves SO much time when it comes to cleaning, which I HATE. Speaking of time savers - I use jared sauce for this, obviously it would be much better with homemade sauce but let's be in the real world here, no one has time for that during the week, unless you have some in the freezer.
If you are looking for an easy weeknight, cheap and healthy dinner this is your go to. Takes an hour TOPS with prep time and for more than half of that time you aren't even doing anything, having some wine hopefully, so I can live through you.... Wine :(
1 lb ground turkey
1/4 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
3 tbsp. grated parmesan
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Jar of your go to marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drizzle a light layer of olive oil on an 8x11 glass baking dish (or aluminum if you have it). Spoon a light layer of sauce on the bottom of the dish.
Using your hands, mix all ingredients (minus the sauce) together in a bowl. Once it is well mixed start making your meatballs. 1 lb should make an even amount of 5 - 6 meatballs. 5 meatballs if they are on the larger size, 6 if they are on the smaller size. Place the meatballs on your sauced baking dish. Spoon 1 - 2 spoonfuls over each meatball and place in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
Serve with spaghetti squash, past or as a sandwich on sub bread, YUM!