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Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs – adapted from everyday food blog

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean, dark* meat)
  • 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, egg, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, 1/4 cup parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix to combine. Using a level 1-tablespoon measure for each, form mixture into meatballs (you should have about 24).
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high. Add meatballs, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with spaghetti.

*note: Dark-meat turkey yields more tender meatballs than turkey breast. So when buying the ground turkey, look for the package that says ‘Ground Turkey’ not ‘Turkey Breast’. There is a difference!

Goes perfect with this sauce!

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