Roasted Turkey Meatballs

Roasted Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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This is a nice change of pace. Sometimes make spaghetti and meatball,or heat meatballs in mushroom sauce and serve over noodles. Also good for sliders.

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3 slices italian bread, torn into small bits (1 cup)
1/3 c milk
3 oz panchetta finely chopped
1 small onion,finely chopped
2 garlic cloves,minced
salt and pepper,to taste
1 egg
1 lb ground turkey
2 tablespoons tomato paste,divided
3 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley

How to Make Roasted Turkey Meatballs


  • 1Preheat oven to 400°F with a racks the upper thirds. Soak bread in milk in a small bowl until softened, about four minutes.
    Cook pancetta, onion, and garlic in one tablespoon oil with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat until onion is softened, about 6 minutes. Cool slightly.
    Squeeze bread to remove excess milk, then discard milk. Lightly beat egg in a large bowl, then combine with turkey, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, pancetta mixture, bread, and parsley. Form 12 meatballs and arrange on baking rack on top of a roasting pan.
    Stir together remaining tablespoons of tomato paste and oil and brush over meatballs (the paste/oil does not mix in any cohesive manner, but just smoosh it on , bake in upper third of oven until meatballs are cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes .

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About Roasted Turkey Meatballs

Course/Dish: Turkey, Roasts