Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
These turned out so tasty with a twist to the regular meatball. Easy to prepare and yummy to eat. I've used canned spinach and suggest using your favorite cheese in the sauce (although Provolone was good). Not sure where I got this recipe (maybe Food Network) and I've halved along with adjustments to the recipe.
- 8 ounces frozen spinach (or 1/2 canned)
- 1 1⁄4 lbs ground turkey
- 1 medium onion, FINELY chopped, divided
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup milk, plus
- 2 tablespoons milk (divided)
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4-1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese (your preference)
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 -2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 5 -6 ounces provolone cheese (or Italian Blend)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
- 1⁄4 cup parsley, chopped (optional)
- Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
- Defrost frozen Spinach. Wring or squeeze Spinach dry. (I use a serrated knife and place remaining frozen half in freezer bag.).
- Place Turkey and Spinach in a bowl and work it until Spinach is evenly distributed.
- Make a well in the middle of meat mixture
- Add all but 3 T of Onion, chopped Garlic, Egg, and 2 T Milk, Bread Crumbs, Salt and Pepper.
- Mix together well and form into 6-8 medium large meatballs.
- Place on non-stick cookie sheet (I sprayed my reg sheet and it worked fine).
- Roast for 20-25 minutes.
- (Optional: Drizzle meatballs with Olive Oil to roast for a darker color. I didn't and mine looked fine).
- While meatballs are roasting, heat a sm. sauce pan over medium heat. Drizzle (or 1 -1-1/2Tb)Olive Oil and 2 Tb Butter melt.
- Add remaining finely chopped Onion and cook 2 minutes.
- Whisk in Flour and cook another minute or so.
- Whisk in Milk and Stock and bring to a boil over med-high heat.
- Stir in shredded Cheese and stir until sauce thickens.
- Season with a little Salt and Pepper, and Nutmeg.
- Return heat to LOWEST setting.
- Place Meatballs on plate and top with Cheese Sauce. Top with chopped Parsley (optional).
- (If you don't want to Finely chop onion, I'm sure Onion Powder would work. 1 to 1-1/4 tsp in Meatballs and 1/4 tsp in Sauce).
Yes, you are right...It was from Food Network's Rachel Ray. I have made this and it is delish!!