Turkey Meatballs

I've been on a bit of a hiatus for a couple months, but I couldn't stay away too long during my favorite season: fall! Here's some good ol' classic comfort food that's sure to fill up the whole family!

Turkey Meatballs

Yield: 24 meatballs | Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25-30 min

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2 lbs ground turkey (or substitute with whatever meat you like)

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 T dried basil

1 T dried parsley

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 eggs


Olive oil

4-5 cups Spaghetti Sauce

1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese (for topping)

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (for topping)

  1. Measure oats into food processor, and blend until resembling a coarse flour

  2. Add turkey, oat flour, 1 T basil, 1 T parsley, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 eggs, and salt to a large mixing bowl, put on some gloves (if you want), and squish those ingredients until well-combined

  3. Get a large, oven-safe pan with a splash of olive oil heating on the stove at medium

  4. Use your hands to form approx 24 golf-ball-size meatballs. Then transfer them to the hot pan to brown

  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes, occasionally turning

  6. Pour 4-5 cups sauce over the meatballs, then sprinkle 1 1/2 cups monterey jack cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan over the top

  7. Cover and leave on the stove top for 5-10 more minutes

  8. Transfer the pan to the oven and broil for 5-7 more minutes or until the cheese is starting to brown

  9. Remove pan from oven and serve over noodles, with quinoa, or however you like to eat your meatballs

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Hi! I'm Felicia. I believe that food should be simple and the ingredients should be just that: ingredients. I also believe that balance and moderation are essential. So come to my kitchen, and let's make everyday family foods healthier. Or click here to learn more about me.