Easy Turkey Meatballs

Now that the craziness of traveling three weekends for pleasure and one week for work in August has come and gone, I can really settle into the feeling of being home. I’m looking forward to a long, relaxing Labor Day weekend. I plan on tackling some overdue errands, hanging out with friends and possibly partaking in a little fall shopping. Being home also means having more time to spend in the kitchen. It’s such a welcome treat be able to enjoy home cooked meals two weekday nights in a row.

Tonight I made a turkey meatball recipe that was first spotted on the tray of a high-chair. That’s right; my 11 month old nephew was devouring these, cut up into tiny pieces of course, when we were in the Hamptons. I told my sister-in-law I needed the recipe ASAP. So here it is – so easy, healthy and delicious! I went a step further and instead of the sauce recipe below, I used the Marvelous Marinara recipe found here to add some extra veggies to the meal. This dish is perfect for entertaining a crowd or for when you want to have leftovers. I’m already looking forward to eating my leftovers tomorrow.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Forming the balls

Ready to cook

Ready to eat

Enjoy

Dig in

Easy Turkey Meatballs

What You Need

    For the meatballs:
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground turkey meat
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • For the sauce:
  • 1-28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper

What To Do

  1. Combined all ingredients needed for the meatballs until all is uniformly mixed.
  2. Form into 1 inch balls until all batter has been used.
  3. Pour canned tomatoes and remaining ingredients into a large saucepan or stockpot.
  4. Add turkey meatballs to pot.
  5. Cover and simmer on low for 3 hours.
  6. Serve with pasta and Parmigiano cheese.

Notes

If you make the turkey meatballs with the Marvelous Marinara recipe, omit the water.

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