Recipe

Turkey Spinach Meatballs

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 20 minutes active; 45 minutes total
Servings: 6

These oven baked meatballs are fantastic with pasta and a tomato based sauce or featured in a meatball sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients until well blended. Form into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a sheet pan. Bake the meatballs for about 25 minutes, turning them a couple of times during baking to allow them to brown on all sides. The meatballs should have an internal temperature of 175°F. when a meat thermometer is inserted into the center.

Serving Suggestion

Move beyond traditional spaghetti and meatballs and serve these delicious meatballs over a bed of noodles with a rich mushroom-based or spicy Arrabbiata sauce. They make a fantastic meatball sandwich, too!

Nutritional Information

Calories: 217, Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 105 mg, Sodium: 308 mg, Carbohydrate: 10 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 25 g