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pesto green tomato turkey balls

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Karen Sills
Harrisiville, MS

Great for parties, snacking or for a meal! These meatballs came about when my sister and I decided to do a meatball cookbook. My family is my testers and they seemed to love these!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pesto green tomato turkey balls

  • 0.5 oz
    pesto sauce mix
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 md
    green tomato, diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    spice world roasted garlic
  • 3 oz
    package of french fried onions, crushed
  • 1/2 c
    shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 md
    egg, beatened
  • 1/2 c
    caesar dressing
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make pesto green tomato turkey balls

  • 1
    Make pesto according to package, set aside. Preheat oven to 400 and spray a cookie sheet with oil.
  • 2
    In a large bowl add the ground turkey, salt and pepper, tomato, garlic, french fried onions and the cheese.
  • 3
    Knead together with hands. In a small bowl add the egg and two tablepoons of pesto. Set rest of pesto aside.
  • 4
    Add the egg mixture to the turkey and knead once again. Make 22 balls and place on prepared sheet. bake 15 minutes, then baste tops with pesto. Bake 15 minutes longer and baste one more time. Bake 5 more minutes.
  • 5
    In a small bowl combine the dressing and the pesto. Chill 15 minutes.