Monday, September 26, 2011

Delicious Turkey Meatballs

I made some very tasty turkey meatballs the other night. They were juicy, savory and tasted awesome in some simple marinara sauce with roasted spaghetti squash as well as on toasted bread with cheese as a sub. They were so good I put the leftover meatballs in a salad and took it to work for lunch the next day. It was an awesome salad.

Here's the easy recipe for you to try out yourself!

Turkey Meatballs-Makes 3-4 large servings
-1 lb Ground lean turkey
-1 teaspoon Garlic powder
-1 and 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
-3/4 tablespoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
-1 piece wheat bread - toasted
-1/4 cup soft Goat cheese

To make the meatballs…
-Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
-Cover a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with Pam
-Put the turkey in a large bowl and crumble the goat cheese into pieces into the same bowl
-Rip up the piece of wheat toast and place it in the Cusinart or blender with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
-Blend well until you have small bread crumbs.
-Pour crumb/spice mixture into bowl with chicken and with both hands mix everything together really well. You want the crumbs, cheese and spices to be spread throughout the turkey and not in clumps.
-Roll meatball mixture into little balls (about 1 inch diameter) and place on the baking sheets. Bake for 11 minutes (cut open a meatball and make sure it is cooked through.)

If you want to serve them with spaghetti squash ---
-Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 450 degrees
-Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
-Spray half the squash with cooking spray and put in for about 40 minutes
-After about 20 minutes or so (as the top starts to get little brown spots scoop out a layer and put it in the middle of the squash). Cover the squash with tinfoil -- this will kind of steam the shredded squash in the middle to make it nice and tender.
-When the whole squash is cooked through and easy to scoop out, put it in a bowl and top with warm marinara sauce and the meatballs.

If you want to put them in a sub ---
-Toast a roll with some shredded cheese on it until the roll is toasted and the cheese is melted. Mozzarella or provolone works best.
-Put the meatballs in heated up Marinara sauce and scoop them into the toasted roll.

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