Ridiculously easy turkey meatballs ready in 30 minutes and full of flavor thanks to lots of pesto. My kids love these turkey meatballs and they're endlessly versatile, and I love how quick and easy they are to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 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 the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a sheet pan.

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  • Combine turkey, bread crumbs, pesto, Pecorino Romano cheese, egg, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl and mix with your hands until well combined.

  • Roll mixture into small, walnut-sized meatballs. Place onto the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centers, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use grated Parmesan instead of Pecorino Romano.

For a delicious variation, you can use a red sun-dried tomato pesto instead of basil pesto.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 30g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 20.1g; cholesterol 124.1mg; sodium 546mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
These meatballs were phenomenal! I m excited to try them with the sun dried tomato pesto too. I made the recipe as is. Thank you for a fantastic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
These meatballs were phenomenal! I m excited to try them with the sun dried tomato pesto too. I made the recipe as is. Thank you for a fantastic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2020
Fabulous! I stayed pretty true to the recipe: reduced to 4 servings; doubled the cheese and used shredded (what I had on hand); molded into a loaf on a sheet pan (too lazy to do meatballs except for company); and about 10 minutes before done brushed more pesto all over. The 4 serving size took 40-45 minutes to cook, should you take the easy way out. Very, very flavorful. Read More
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