Saturday, November 17, 2012

Turkey Meatballs

I make a pan of these quick and healthy turkey meatballs every couple of weeks and then use them throughout the week for easy meals.  They are great simmered in sauce for spaghetti and meatballs, crumbled in an omelet, this quiche recipe, or made into meatball sandwiches.  They also freeze really well so I can keep the leftovers handy for a quick weeknight meal.

Turkey Meatballs
makes about 52 meatballs (3/4 oz. each)

1 package ground turkey (roughly 1 3/4 lbs)
2 slices bread, cubed
1/2 onion, diced
1 egg
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup milk
2 t salt
1/2 t freshly ground pepper
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp oregano

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, I find that my hands are the best tool for mixing the meatballs.  Use a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop to form meatballs.  Place each meatball on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

For a quick and easy spaghetti and meatball dinner I drop cooked meatballs in prepared pasta sauce and simmer for 20-30 minutes more.  These meatballs also freeze really well, so I drop the leftover cooked meatballs into a freeze bag and freeze in a single layer.  On a busy night, I can pull the frozen meatballs out and toss them directly into a pot of spaghetti sauce for a super quick weeknight meal

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