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healthy italian meatballs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mary Louise
Marshfield, WI

I wanted meatballs, but low fat, healthy meatballs. I threw this together one day and the results were success. Jim's daughter who is extremely fussy asks for "the healthy meatballs". These have taste and the are perfect in your pasta sauce.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For healthy italian meatballs

  • 1 pkg
    sweet italian turkey sausage (jennie-o or turkey store brand)
  • 1 lb
    ground round or sirlion (some are 98% fat free)
  • 1
    egg beaten
  • 1/4 c
    evaporated milk or regular milk
  • 1 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, fresh or grated
  • 1/2 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, fresh chopped (can substitute dried)
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, chopped (can substitute dried flakes)
  • olive oil, extra virgin for frying

How To Make healthy italian meatballs

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl add meat, egg and milk. Mix.
  • 2
    Add the other ingredients and combine well.
  • 3
    Roll into meat balls about the size of a walnut or preferred size. Brown lightly in olive oil in a large skillet.
  • 4
    Transfer to you favorite pasta sauce and simmer for a half hour to and hour.

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