Turkey Meatballs

In an effort to lighten up pasta with meatballs, I made really simple turkey meatballs and it turned out great! These meatballs are so easy, I didn’t even use the stove, just baked them in the oven!  Meatballs can be a so versatile! You can really make them with anything to become many different types of meals. Ground pork with sage and course grill seasoning can make great sausage meatballs for a breakfast or brunch menu. Canned salmon with finely diced bell peppers and bread crumbs make wonderful salmon meatballs, great for dinner with some rice or a salad. Be creative with different spices to make Jamaican style or Indian style meatballs with dipping sauces for an appetizer. Think outside the box! Get creative with your balls!

Turkey Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey

1 egg

salt and pepper

1 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

2 cloves of garlic minced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (just for easy clean up!) and spray with non stick spray, set to the side. In a large mixing bowl combine the ground turkey, salt and pepper to taste, egg, bread crumbs, cheese and garlic (your hands make the best utensils for this job!).  Then, pinch off meat and form balls in your hands the size of ping pong balls. Place the meatballs onto the prepared cookie sheet and bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes. Serve along with your favorite pasta and sauce of your choice. I made mine with penne and some fresh pesto! It was delish!

 

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