Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs

Brad Nichols


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!

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makes 40 meatballs - about 10 adult servings
20 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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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
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
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 c
olive oil

How to Make Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs


  • 1Combine everything except Olive Oil in a large mixing bowl and knead ingredients together until well mixed
  • 2Roll golf ball sized pieces of the mixture in your palms until round and well formed.
  • 3Heat the Olive Oil on Medium-High Heat in a saute pan
  • 4Cook the meatballs until brown - about 3 mins in total, turning a couple of times
  • 5Once 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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