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.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
30 mins
55 mins
32 meatballs


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.

  • 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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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