Meatballs {with Turkey Meat}

Gluten Free

Meatballs 5

Happy Monday! Todays topic is… Meatballs, Meatballs, and more Meatballs. I thought that this would fit in nicely with last fridays post on Homemade Tomato Sauce. After all, everybody needs a good meatball with their spaghetti, right!

In our house, we use A- LOT of chicken, lean steaks, and ground turkey meat. So for these Meatballs I used, yup you guessed it, ground turkey meat. Whenever your using turkey meat, you have to be careful and keep an eye on it because it can go dry really fast. In order to keep the moisture in these meatballs, I added some frozen spinach. But, you can add whatever you want. In fact, I was thinking of adding roasted red pepper to these, but thought I would give ya’ll a “roasted red pepper” break. ๐Ÿ™‚

These Meatballs are so stinking easy to make and are a great compliment to spaghetti or they can steal the show with a meatball sub sandwich! ย Plus, my son Cason loved them! {and he’s a little picky}

Ok, before we get to the recipe. As you know we just had an awesome Pre-Summer Gift Card Extravaganza here at Joyful Healthy Eats. Myself and a bunch of other AWESOME bloggers teamed together to give away $400 worth of gift cards.

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Well, guess what, it ended yesterday right before midnight! So… drum roll please!!! The winner is…. Lisa Evanoff! Congrats on winning this awesome prize. You will be contacted by Julie from This Gal Cooks and have 48 hours to claim your prize! ๐Ÿ™‚ {or unfortunately a new winner will be selected… so get on it girl!}

To get started, preheat oven to 375ยบ. Chop up 1ย small onion and mince 2 cloves of garlic , add to a medium sized bowl along with 1.5 lbs of ground turkey meat.

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Next dethaw 10 oz. of frozen spinach and then squeeze all the liquid out. {I did the cheater route and put the spinach in the microwave to warm up and then squeezed the liquid out :)}

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Next, add 1 T. of dry basil, 1 1/2 tsp. of dry oregano, 1 tsp. of salt, ย 1/2 tsp. of pepper, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese. Mix all ingredients together by hand. Form into 2″ balls and place on baking sheet. {it should make about a dozen meatballs}

Meatballs 2

Put baking sheet in oven for 30 minutes.

Meatballs 3

Serve on spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce.

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Meatballs {with Turkey Meat}

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Pasta, Poultry & Pork, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb.s of ground turkey
  • 1 T. basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach, dethawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of pepper
  • 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ.
  2. Chop up onion and cloves of garlic, add to a medium sized bowl along with ground turkey meat.
  3. Next de-thaw frozen spinach and then squeeze all the liquid out. {I did the cheater route and put the spinach in the microwave to warm up and then squeezed the liquid out :)}
  4. Next, add dry basil, dry oregano, salt, pepper, egg, and shredded parmesan cheese.
  5. Mix all ingredients together by hand.
  6. Form into 2″ balls and place on baking sheet. {it should make about a dozen meatballs}
  7. Put baking sheet in oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve on spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce.

 

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12 Responses
  1. I’m loving these turkey meatballs! Justin refuses to eat ground turkey…but he has no idea about the taco “meat” he’s been gobbling up so fast every single time! Now, I’m going to be making some spaghetti and “meatballs”!

    1. haha.. you sound just like my friend Rachel. She has to hide the turkey meat in things too… you can barely tell. Boys crack me up, its all in the mind! Enjoy your spaghetti and “meatballs” wink wink. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Wow! Every week! I’m impressed, why do you make them every week? I will definitely head over and check out your Black & Blue Burgers.. YUm! ๐Ÿ™‚ Those actually sound delicious for this memorial day weekend too! Thanks for stopping by Lizy, love your blog.

  2. These meatballs sound delicious!!! As much as I love the traditional spaghetti and meatballs, sometimes it just feels a little too heavy… especially in the summertime. These sound like a great alternative!

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