Jan 4, 2011

Italian Turkey Mini Meatballs

Tried a new recipe yesterday!  I've never made meatballs from scratch and these were delicious!  These came together super fast (except for the 40 minute simmer).  It's a little gross forming the meatballs but I wore disposable gloves and that made it bearable.

Italian Turkey Mini Meatballs
Serves 4-6

1 package lean ground turkey (usually 1.2 pounds)
1 tbsp dried onion flakes
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
2 egg whites
 2-4 cups of your favorite pasta sauce (depending on how much sauce you want)
1 lb whole wheat penne pasta, prepared per package instructions

Combine all ingredients (except sauce & pasta) in a large bowl and mix very well.

Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray.  Roll the meat mixture into 1” balls (or whatever size you want) and place in a single layer in the skillet.  (They won’t all fit; it usually takes two batches – spray the pan again between batches.)

Cook over medium heat, turning with tongs or a wooden spoon to brown the meatballs on all sides.

Transfer meatballs to a large saucepan and pour pasta sauce over them.  Simmer, covered, over a low flame for 40 minutes.

Serve over pasta.

1 comment:

Jason and Gretchen said...

I used to make meatballs all the time and haven't done so in years. I'm inspired....