Turkey Meatballs-served with pasta sauce

Turkey Meatballs

It is always great to have some meatballs on hand when you are in hurry and need to put together a quick and delicious meal. You can make sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, serve with pasta and even throw in soups. I usually make lean turkey meatballs instead of fatty beef ones and make more than I need so I can freeze some for quick meals (as a full time working mom I am usually short of time!). This is very basic recipe and is great for little ones since the meatballs do not have any kind of strong flavor. Even better, all it needs is just 10 minutes of prep time. I made a batch last weekend and made some meat sauce for my 2 year old.

You need:

1 lb ground Turkey meat (lean)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 tbsp Italian breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp garlic spread seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 egg

Turkey Meatballs-Mixed ingredients

Turkey Meatballs-Mixed ingredients

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well

Turkey Meatballs-shaped

Turkey Meatballs-shaped

3. Grease your palms with Olive oil and make about 12 meatballs, rounded or small patties size
4. Line a baking dish with foil and thinly coat it with olive oil.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes

For the meat sauce: Cut up few pieces, simmer for few minutes in your favorite pasta sauce. Serve with pasta or rice. Since my son enjoyed the meat sauce – 2 days in a row, I am happily tagging this recipe as ‘Toddler Friendly’. They also make healthy snacks for adults and great finger food for the little ones – just cut them in small pieces and serve with ketchup.

More to follow as I put together more meals with these Turkey meatballs. Although I must say, for my ‘Indian taste buds’ I will certainly work on this recipe and add more spices. Will surely post the ‘Indian’ version soon!