…as in, a recipe for Turkey Meatballs!
In starting this blog, I wrote that I would include some recipes, but I have yet to make good on that promise. Many of the recipes I do these days come from Pinterest. No shame. But I wanted my first one to not (this one is from my friend, Amy). This is nothing fancy. A comfort food (with a healthier twist), but it’s good.
Truth is, I’m not much of a spaghetti and meatballs kinda girl. Every recipe I’ve tried previous to this one are sorta dry. Not this one. Tender and moist (I think it’s the ketchup). Yum.
1 lb ground turkey
1 small onion (I usually use less– like a 1/3 cup), chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (or use italian breadcrumbs and forego the parsley)
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Mix ingredients with fork and shape into ping-pong sized balls.
Pour approximately 2 tbsp of olive oil in a medium/large pan over medium heat. Cook meatballs in pan until browned on all sides. Drain excess oil (if needed) and add 26 ounces spaghetti sauce.
Simmer on medium/low heat for 15-20 minutes until sauce has thickened.
Voila. Easy peazy.
Paired with whole wheat thin spaghetti, steamed broccoli, and jalepeno-cheddar toast and you have a tasty weeknight dinner.
I also like that I can make (even cook) the meatballs during Liam’s nap time and just heat with sauce at dinner time.