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Savory Turkey Meatballs

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I often get nostalgic and crave my mom’s spaghetti and meatballs. Although they were delicious, I wanted to recreate a healthier version of them with lean protein versus ground beef. I also wanted a recipe that was simple to cook (hello busy people!).

The end result? Savory, healthy and irresistible.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Lean ground turkey breast is a great alternative to traditional beef in meatballs, offering high protein for very little fat. The addition of onion, garlic and herbs, plus an egg for binding, makes this grain-free version satisfying and full of flavor. As growing season moves ahead, consider fresh herbs instead dried: use 1 Tbsp each of fresh parsley and oregano, or experiment with other favorites!

Note: Cut sodium content in half by decreasing salt to 1/2 teaspoon

By Heather Goesch

Savory Turkey Meatballs

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 pound ground turkey breast*
1/2 cup onions finely chopped
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 375. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with hands.
3. Roll turkey mixture in balls, about 1inch to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, or your preferred size.
4. Place meatballs on baking sheet about 1 inch apart
5. Spray meatballs lightly with canola or olive oil spray.
6. Bake approximately 25-30 minutes or until turkey is cooked through.

1. Pre-heat oven to 375. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with hands. 3. Roll turkey mixture in balls, about 1inch to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, or your preferred size. 4. Place meatballs on baking sheet about 1 inch apart 5. Spray meatballs lightly with canola or olive oil spray. 6. Bake approximately 25-30 minutes or until turkey is cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 150; Total Fat: 2 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 116 mg; Sodium: 80 mg; Potassium: 65 mg; Carbohydrate: 3 g; Fiber: 1 g; Sugar: 1 g; Protein: 30 g

Nutrition Bonus: Iron: 10 %; Calcium: 4 %; Vit C: 4 %; Vit A: 2%

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