Saturday, June 1, 2013

Italian Turkey Meatballs

These are my younger son's favorite meatballs that I came up with after combining a few different meatballs recipes that I have tried in the past.  These are easy to make and much healthier than using regular ground beef. Here's what is needed:

In a large bowl mix together the ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, basil, garlic and Asiago cheese.  I just recently discovered this asiago cheese and I really love it! But it's also fine to use parmesan cheese in place of this.
Mix all this together with your hands and form into meatballs about an inch in diameter.  Then place these on top of  spaghetti sauce in a glass baking dish.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes of until cooked thru and then serve over your favorite pasta. Enjoy!

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  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1/3 c. grated Asiago or parmesan cheese
  • • 1/3 c. breadcrumbs
  • • 1 TBS dried basil (1/3 cup if using fresh)
  • • 1 TBS dried chopped parsley (1/3 cup if using fresh)
  • • 2-3 diced garlic cloves
  • • 1 24 ounce jar Spaghetti Sauce


  1. In a bowl combine turkey, egg, cheese, basil, parsley, garlic, and spices. Fold ingredients together with hands.
  2. Pour spaghetti sauce into a 9x13 dish. Roll your meatballs into about one inch thick balls and place evenly through out casserole dish.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked all the way thru.
  4. Serve turkey meatballs and sauce over your favorite pasta. Sprinkle with Asiago or Parmesan cheese if desired.