Monday, April 8, 2013

Turkey Meatballs

We had a yummy dinner the other night, although I liked it less than anyone else.  The boys and Aaron gave these meatballs a 9, and I gave them a 7 because I thought they lacked flavor.  I just made up my own recipe for this, so here's what I did.  Each meat ball is 96 calories.  I added the olive oil and cream to fatten up the turkey a little, since ground turkey is typically dry, and I'm glad I did.

1 lb ground turkey
1 T olive oil
1 T cream
1 egg
1/2 c bread crumbs, divided
1/2 c parmesan cheese
2 T marinara sauce
garlic powder
onion powder
crushed red pepper

Mix all the ingredients together, except reserve 1/4 c of bread crumbs, preferably panko.  After mixing all the ingredients together, make meatballs out of the mixture and roll each meatball in the reserved panko.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes in a mini muffin tin.  Mix in sauce and serve with pasta.

This is an easy and delicious way to make meatballs, and I use this method often, since I really don't like frying :)