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Easy Turkey Meatballs

easy turkey meatballs Entree
Easy Turkey Meatballs
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 5

While the classic presentation is to serve homemade turkey meatballs on a bed of freshly cooked spaghetti, you can also serve them next to steamed veggies, accompanied by white or brown rice or as the filling of a hearty meatball sandwich. Basically, there's no wrong way to eat these delicious meatballs! MORE+ LESS-

October 29, 2018
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Ingredients

1
lb lean ground turkey
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon garlic powder
2
teaspoons parsley flakes
1
egg, beaten

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix 1 lb lean ground turkey, 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Season with 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 2 teaspoons parsley flakes. Add 1 beaten egg; mix until just combined.
  • 3
    Shape mixture into 15 balls of 3 tablespoonsful each. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs reads at least 165°F. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with pasta and marinara sauce, or use in your favorite meatball dinner.

Expert Tips

  • Lean turkey meatballs are great stashed in the freezer, so double the recipe. Portion out the meatballs onto a large parchment-lined baking pan and freeze them until firm. Transfer them to resealable plastic freezer bags (you decide the right amount for quick meals) for up to 3 months.
  • Use a small (1- to 1 1/2-inch) scoop to portion out the meat mixture or use a large tablespoon to scoop up the meat and roll into balls (you can wear food-safe gloves or lightly wet hands, so the meat doesn’t stick).
  • Try adding chopped fresh spinach for added flavor and nutrients.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Baking, instead of pan frying, these turkey meatballs allows you to speed up prep time and work on the rest of the meal while they’re cooking. Use the baking time to create a first-course antipasto platter of meats and cheeses. Then pull together a Caesar salad, warm up garlic bread (right in the oven in which the meatballs are cooking) or steam some fresh vegetables to accompany the meal. This turkey meatball recipe is beloved by home cooks who want to serve meals on the lighter side and who rely on its precisely perfect proportions of meat, Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs, cheese, egg and seasonings. New to the world of making homemade turkey meatballs? Check our How to Make Meatballs guide to learn more. Once you’ve mastered the basics of how to make simple turkey meatballs, you can try even more time-tested recipes and modern new twists from our collection of best turkey meatball recipes.

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