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My Italian Turkey Meatballs

debbie eckstein

"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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50 m servings 280 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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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).


  • 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 g fat; 10.4 g carbohydrates; 29.6 g protein; 133 mg cholesterol; 573 mg sodium. 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...

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 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.

Terrific recipe! I made it on a Sunday for meals throughout the week. Yum!

Easy, basic recipe. I played it straight first time but there seems to be plenty of room to improvise.

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 added a good amount of oregano. These were very flavorful and extremely moist.