Turkey Meatballs with Oatmeal and Spinach

Vicki H


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.

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20 Min
45 Min


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 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(s)
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


  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2Form 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.
  • 3Add 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!

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About Turkey Meatballs with Oatmeal and Spinach

Course/Dish: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy