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My Italian Turkey Meatballs

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars
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"These turkey meatballs are moist and flavorful. Pan fry, bake, or cook from raw right into your favorite spaghetti sauce, as I do!"
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Ingredients

50 m servings 280
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, and salt together in a large bowl. Form meat mixture with wet hands into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter without handling or packing too hard.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 20 minutes . An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can also pan fry the meatballs on medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil for about 15 minutes. Keep turning the meatballs to brown them on all sides and make sure to test for doneness.
  • If using with spaghetti sauce, drop raw meatballs into your favorite sauce and gently simmer for about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 280 calories; 13.2 10.4 29.6 133 573 Full nutrition

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This was a good basis for a recipe. However, I did make some changes. I added pepper, about the same amount as salt, 3 finely minced cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of dry oregano and basil, and...

Most helpful critical review

easy recipe, tastes good, nothing spectacular

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This was a good basis for a recipe. However, I did make some changes. I added pepper, about the same amount as salt, 3 finely minced cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of dry oregano and basil, and...

I baked these after forming them using my medium-sized cookie scoop. Instead of adding just parsley (I used 2 tablespoons of dried rather than fresh), I also added about 1 1/2 teaspoons of my P...

I always try to make the recipe exactly as it is written before I review it, but I only had plain bread crumbs on hand. This being said, I added 1 1/2 Tbsp. of Italian seasoning to compensate...

I had a half pound of leftover turkey from another recipe I made. I wanted to find something quick and easy so as not to waste it. My husband thought these meatballs were great. I asked him if I...

Theses were really easy to make. I used dried parsley and added basil, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder to the mix.

Add 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts to these meatballs and you won’t regret it. Sounds weird, I know, but my family begs for these once a week at least.

easy recipe, tastes good, nothing spectacular

I made this recipe, adding some garlic powder and mozzarella cheese and my husband loved these. He couldn’t stop eating them!

These came out awesome. I used plain bread crumbs, added 1-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp pepper and a clove of garlic.