Homemade Turkey Meatballs (with a cheat)
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This is a recipe for turkey meatballs, packed with veggies, with a simple cooking cheat.
Recipe type: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1.25 lbs ground lean turkey
  • 1 small sweet pepper (if you're trying to disguise it so the kids won't notice, use the yellow variety)
  • ¼ cup diced purple onion (or any onion but we like the flavor of these the best)
  • 1 loaf bread heel
  • muffin tin
  1. Break up the ground turkey and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Dice the onion and pepper and toss over ground turkey.
  3. Crumble the bread into tiny pieces and place in the bowl.
  4. Mix everything together well.
  5. Roll into balls, about 1.5 inches, and place meatballs in muffin tin holes. This keeps the mess minimized and they're way easier to turn over midway through baking.
  6. Heat oven to 375 degrees and cook on one side for 15 minutes. Turn the meatballs over with a spoon and cook at 375 degrees for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. When they are finished in the oven, place them in the Crock Pot with your sauce and allow to simmer for 30 minutes to an hour to absorb the flavor of the sauce.
Recipe by SoFabFood at https://sofabfood.com/really-homemade-italian-marinara-turkey-meatballs-low-sodium-recipe/