This is the second time I have made these meatballs. The first time, I made them almost exactly as written, although I used fresh spinach instead of frozen. They were terrific. Tonight I had very little spinach, so I substituted fresh arugula and fresh romaine plus a little bit of fresh basil to round out the greens. As suggested by another reviewer, I also used whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs, added a little fresh jalapeno to the sautéed garlic and onion, and a handful of parmesan cheese to the whole mixture before baking. They were absolutely delicious this time, too! I served it with whole wheat pasta and pre-made marinara from Costco. This is my new go-to baked meatball recipe. Thanks, emcglone.
4.5 stars! Made this today and we loved them! I wanted meatballs I could bake and we are also trying to be healthier (although I did use some for Swedish meatballs tonight, which is not so healthy but yummy!). I used a 3# package of 85% lean turkey and 2-9 oz. packages of frozen spinach. I got LOTS of meatballs, about 70+ so mine are smaller than the poster's were. It was a lot of spinach, kinda too much, but the overall flavor was so good and most importantly, my little one ate them and said 'more, please'. I also used whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs; I mixed the Worchester sauce in with the turkey/egg/breadcrumbs simply because I've always done it that way. Next time I may try less spinach and either brown rice or quinoa instead of bread crumbs (trying to eat less processed stuff) but most definitely will make this again, and I have a ton in the freezer which is wonderful for quick future meals.
These are just what I was looking for! So tasty and easy to make. I served them with a white sauce and veggies and it was a tasty and easy on the calorie dinner. Thanks for posting.