Amazing Turkey Meatballs

We were starving and did not know what to make for dinner.  Should we order pizza or actually cook something?  I remember seeing a recipe that inspired me to make some homemade turkey meatballs with whole wheat angel hair pasta.  Yum!  The Former Chef always seems to make these incredible dishes that I always want to try. I figured here was my chance.  I modified my recipe a bit from hers but basically followed her advice.  I’m so happy I did.  Literally, Amazing!

Ingredients: Meatballs

  • 1.25lbs of Ground Turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of minced onion
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 ground bread crumbs
Ingredients: Pasta + Sauce
  • 1 jar of organic pasta sauce (your choice)
  • 1/2 box of whole wheat pasta
  • Rest of onion chopped up
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Mushrooms (optional)

Yield: 16 balls, 2″ meatballs weighting 1.3 oz each


1.Preheat Oven: 450 degrees

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2. Put all the turkey, onion, garlic, oregano, bread crumbs, egg, cheese and salt in a large bowl and mix well.  Make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

3. Roll out each meatball and place on a lightly oiled foil lined baking sheet.  I made sure that all the meatballs were the same size and weight (2″ diameter and 1.3oz) using a scale.

4. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.

5. Simmer the meatballs in a marinara sauce on low for 30 minutes after baking.  It will allow the meatballs to stay moist and absorb extra favor.  Trust me it’s worth it.

Note:  In your marinara pan, heat olive oil and sautée the extra chopped up onions + mushrooms before pouring your marinara sauce in the pan.

6. Enjoy your meal!

 These are great as a meatball sub sandwich the next day.  My fiancé was extremely impressed.

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