Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs can be flavored so many ways.  I’ve seen recipes for and made tons of different versions.  Chipotle, cheese stuffed, teriyaki.  Countless options.  Sometimes you just need a plain old meatball.  This is my go to recipe for meatballs whether I’m using ground beef, chicken or turkey.  I sneak in some chopped spinach to add some extra nutrients for my husband and son too.

We most recently ate turkey meatballs with my Lasagna Roll Ups when I was too tired to cook anything to go with them.  My husband loves meatball sandwiches too.  You really can’t go wrong with this recipe.  It is a total winner.  You can even make the meatballs, bake them then toss them in the freezer for another day.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey

1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

1 egg

3/4 – 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

1/2 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt

Pepper

Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with oil to make sure the meatballs don’t stick.  Set that aside for now.

In a bowl, add the ground turkey, egg, spinach, egg, garlic, onion and salt and pepper.  Add about 3/4 of a cup of breadcrumbs.  You may only need that much breadcrumbs, but you may need to add a little bit more later depending on how wet the mixture is.

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It is definitely messy, but the best way to mix everything is with your hands.  Take off your rings, put them somewhere safe (don’t want to find one in a meatball!) and get in there!  Mix everything for a few minutes just until combined.

You can use a mini ice cream scoop or just eyeball 1-1.5 tablespoon amounts and roll them into balls in your hands.  Place them on your lined and greased baking sheet.

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Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until they are cooked through.  You’ll see the juices run clear. Serve these cuties up with some marinara sauce, on a toasted roll or with spaghetti!

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