Turkey Meatballs

When it comes to feeding your family,
everyone can agree on spaghetti! But mix up
the standard beef and noodle dish for
something more healthy.

Daralyn Christensen shares her recipe for
Turkey Meatballs.
Turkey Meatballs
1 pound ground turkey (thighs and breast meat)
1/2 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon of garlic salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil for browning

1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
6 ounces of mozzarella cheese (fresh balls, sliced, or
Parmesan cheese for garnish
3 basil leaves
1 tablespoon of olive oil to drizzle

Preheat oven to 425. In a glass casserole dish that can be
put in the oven, combine the turkey, breadcrumbs, cracked
egg, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt. Form baseball
sized meatballs (just enough to fit in the palm of your
hand). Once the meatballs are formed, heat up the olive
oil in a skillet, add the meatballs and arrange them so
they aren’t touching. Once they start to brown, rotate the
meatballs to brown them completely on all sides. Place the
browned meatballs back into the glass casserole dish, pour
about a 1/2 cup of the marinara sauce on the top of the
meatballs. Add the mozzarella cheese to the top of the
sauce. Finally tear fresh basil leaves around the top of
it all and drizzle with olive oil. Put the dish into the
oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the internal
temperature of the meatballs is 170.

The meatballs can be served on top of any shape of pasta
(dressed with the leftover sauce and parmesan), or in a
crusty sandwich roll, topped with some additional marinara
and parmesan.

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