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turkey meatballs with oatmeal and spinach

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vicki H
elkton, MD

Hi, I picked this up on a website somewhere and tweeked it a little. It is "calorie friendly" and low colesterol. Its very good with or without pasta. Just a loaf of your favorite crusty bread would satisfy! With any left-overs - try smashing the meatballs and spreading them on a pizza before baking! Its really good! Hope you like it. We sure do.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For turkey meatballs with oatmeal and spinach

  • 1/2 c
    old fashion or instant oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 1/4 c
    plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    fresh chopped spinach
  • 1/4 c
    fresh chopped basil or 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 c
    grated romano cheese ( or similar)
  • 1
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey
  • 3 clove
    garlic - minced (divided in half)
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil or olive oil spray
  • 1 - 28 oz can
    diced tomatoes (w/ italian seasonings)
  • 1/2 c
    dry red wine
  • 8 oz
    pasta of choice

How To Make turkey meatballs with oatmeal and spinach

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400˚. Mix oats and yogurt with 1/4 cup water in a bowl until oats begin to absorb liquid. Add spinach, basil, grated cheese, egg , "half" the garlic, salt and pepper, and stir. Add turkey and mix until well combined.
  • 2
    Form into 2-inch meatballs (about 28). Coat a large, oven-safe, 12" sauté pan, casserole dish, or stockpot with olive oil/spray. Add meatballs -- bake uncovered on bottom rack, until they begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Turn and bake 10 minutes more.
  • 3
    Add remaining garlic, undrained tomatoes, and wine. Cover and cook until meatballs are cooked through and sauce begins to thicken, 25 minutes. (The sauce is not very thick, but its a nice sauce - add a tsp. tomato paste if you want thicker sauce.) Serve immediately with pasta and extra grated cheese. YUM!