Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs

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Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

A classic Italian Meatball recipe that I inherited from the restaurant I cooked in years ago. I've swapped ground turkey for the veal and switched to light sour cream to make the dish healthier but the flavor still came out fantastic! These won't fall apart on you - and don't forget to simmer them in your favorite sauce for at least a couple of hours after they are cooked - Buon Appetito!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
makes 40 meatballs - about 10 adult servings
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground lean turkey
  • 1/2 lb
    sweet italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 c
    seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c
    light sour cream
  • 1
    egg
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped italian parsley
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 c
    olive oil

How to Make Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine everything except Olive Oil in a large mixing bowl and knead ingredients together until well mixed
  2. Roll golf ball sized pieces of the mixture in your palms until round and well formed.
  3. Heat the Olive Oil on Medium-High Heat in a saute pan
  4. Cook the meatballs until brown - about 3 mins in total, turning a couple of times
  5. Once cooked - add these to your favorite tomato based sauce for a nice long simmer!! Yum!!

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About Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pasta, Pork
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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