Served on hot cooked pasta with Parmesan cheese, homemade baked meatballs in a rich tomato sauce make a delicious family-favorite dinner.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil; coat with cooking spray.

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  • Combine 1/2 can tomato paste, egg, 1 tsp. each basil and oregano, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, Parmesan and raisins.

  • Mix in turkey with hands or a large spoon until mixture is combined well. Shape into 16 meatballs, about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Bake 20 minutes or until browned and cooked through (165 degrees F internal temperature).

  • Meanwhile, stir together remaining tomato paste, diced tomatoes, 1 tsp. each oregano and basil, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add baked meatballs to sauce and simmer 5 minutes for flavors to blend. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Tips

* Three slices firm white bread, crusts removed, yield about 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

696 calories; protein 34.4g 69% DV; carbohydrates 85.5g 28% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 107.8mg 36% DV; sodium 727.9mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2015
So far so amazing! I only omitted the raisins and it turned out great. I made my BALLS larger than recommended (no pun intended lol) and used my own sauce and it turned out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2013
I like my sauce thicker and less "chunky" but overall was easy to prepare and my kids liked the meatballs. I left out the raisins - it seemed like an odd addition to me but what do I know? I think we'll probably make again but add in tomato paste instead of one of the cans of diced tomatoes and go heavier on the spices (again personal preference - I like a more flavorful sauce. This recipe is more likely to appeal to more people though). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2013
I like my sauce thicker and less "chunky" but overall was easy to prepare and my kids liked the meatballs. I left out the raisins - it seemed like an odd addition to me but what do I know? I think we'll probably make again but add in tomato paste instead of one of the cans of diced tomatoes and go heavier on the spices (again personal preference - I like a more flavorful sauce. This recipe is more likely to appeal to more people though). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2015
So far so amazing! I only omitted the raisins and it turned out great. I made my BALLS larger than recommended (no pun intended lol) and used my own sauce and it turned out great. Read More
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