I use these turkey sausage meatballs with my homemade spaghetti sauce instead of beef meatballs. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and freshly grated Parmesan and Romano cheeses makes it something wonderful.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
32 meatballs
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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). Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.

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  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, parsley, basil, oregano, and Cajun seasoning in a bowl; mix until herbs are evenly distributed. Combine minced onion, Cabernet Sauvignon, eggs, and garlic in a second bowl; mix until well combined.

  • Mix together ground turkey and ground sausage in a third, large bowl. Add cheese mixture and onion mixture and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on the prepared sheet pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

  • Place spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan and stir in meatballs until coated. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until warmed through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use homemade spaghetti sauce if you like.

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; protein 33.6g 67% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 135.3mg 45% DV; sodium 1185.1mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2019
These were pretty tasty! It's true that the wine and cheeses really make a difference! I would probably use a bit less bread crumbs next time (personal preference texture-wise) but otherwise the seasonings are spot on. I served the meatballs over mashed potatoes but normally I'd eat them with zucchini noodles. You could even freeze half the mixture for later use. I do have to note that using 3 bowls is unnecessary. I just threw all the ingredients into my Kitchenaid bowl and mixed together. Also the bottoms were getting overly browned after 15 mins so I took them out of the oven and let them finish cooking (although they were likely done) in the sauce. Thanks for a healthier meatball option! Read More
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