Meatballs are one of our favorites.
We don’t indulge often as they tend to be heavy and greasy.
If you’re looking for a lighter, leaner alternative to meatballs made with beef, this Herbed Turkey Meatballs recipe is a home run!
It’s the only meatball recipe I’ve ever seen that bakes the meatball rather than fries the meatball.
The flavor is excellent with oregano and basil to enhance any dish or serve alone.
We love ours with authentic Italian Sauce.
National Meatball Day is coming up on March 9th and we want you to help celebrate!
National Today — the internet’s #1 authority on holidays — has fun activity ideas in honor of National Meatball Day:
1. Identify the ‘meatball king (or queen)’ in your city
Restaurants across the country are celebrating with special offers on meatballs on March 9.
Pull a few friends together and go try them out!
Let us know who reigns supreme in your city.
2. Throw a mead and meatball party
Wine and cheese is soooooo boring.
You’ll easily be the coolest kid on your block for the week or so.
3. Learn nonna’s recipe for meatballs
Food from grandma’s house just tastes better—isn’t it time you figured out her secret?
Is there a special herb, a shortcut, a special way of cooking?
Spend some time with Grandma today, and you’ll have more than a delicious dinner to show for it.
Herbed Turkey Meatballs Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1-1/2 tsp basil leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper, ground
1 pound ground turkey or ground chicken
1 egg, lightly beaten.
Herbed Turkey Meatballs Recipe Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix bread crumbs and seasonings in a large bowl.
Add turkey and egg; mix well.
Form mixture into one-inch meatballs.
Place on foil-lined 15x10x1 inch baking pan
Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
Serve over cooked pasta with your favorite pasta sauce if desired.
Makes about 30 meatballs.
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1-1/2 tsp basil leaves
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper, ground
- 1 pound ground turkey or ground chicken
- 1 egg, lightly beaten.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix bread crumbs and seasonings in a large bowl.
- Add turkey and egg; mix well.
- Form mixture into one-inch meatballs.
- Place on foil-lined 15x10x1 inch baking pan
- Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Drain well.
- Serve over cooked pasta with your favorite pasta sauce if desired.
- Makes about 30 meatballs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 18g
Nutritional information may not be accurate