Saturday, October 23, 2010

80--- Turkey Meatballs

Remember how I hate to waste food? Well, after making turkey ravioli I had leftover ground turkey, AND I had that wonderful homemade marinara sauce. So..... TURKEY MEATBALLS! I served mine with a side of spaghetti squash. YUM!

Turkey Meatballs
Serves 4

3 tsp olive oil

1/2 red onion, finely chopped (I used a food processor)

1 garlic clove, pressed and minced

1 1/2 tsp fresh basil, chopped

1 Tbsp breadcrumbs

2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded

8 oz lean ground turkey

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet and add onion and garlic. Saute until softened and fragrant. Add basil and allow to cool, ~ 15 minutes.

In a medium bowl, mix turkey, breadcrumbs, and cheese. Add in onion mixture, salt, and pepper and mix with hands until well-blended.

Form into 12 balls. Heat 2 tsp oil in a skillet (you can use same one as onion mixture). Add meatballs and brown over medium-high heat, turning often, for 4-6 minutes or until cooked through.

Serve with marinara sauce and pasta (or spaghetti squash) of your choice!

Nutrition Info per 3 meatballs: 170 calories, 11 g fat, 14 g protein, 1.7 g saturated fat, 3.7 g carbohydrates, 27.5 g cholesterol

1 comment:

  1. These meatballs were delicious. I made one change, I used 1# of ground turkey.
    I have to say most of the time when I make meatballs I am usually dissapointed, but not with yours Thanks