Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is a recipe I found in Everyday Food, but I tweaked it a bit.
Make and share this Good for You Turkey Meatballs recipe from Food.com.
- 3 slices whole wheat bread, processed into crumbs
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey, preferably dark meat
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place bread crumbs into a bowl along with the milk and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients to the bread mixture and combine with a fork until mixed.
- Roll meat mixture into desired size balls and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake 20 minutes.
- Use right away or let cool and then store in airtight container in the freezer for future use.
- I vacuum seal mine for longer storage.
These were good and simple to prepare, but we unfortunately found them to be dry and a bit bland (tasting them by themselves). Perhaps a sauce would liven them up, but we really felt they could use more seasoning and maybe some Worchestershire sauce. The only change we made was to use white bread. Overall, we liked this recipe.
Tasty, easy and healthy - Oh my! I made this exactly as written, for once. It made 42 meatballs, that I put in pasta sauce and served over spaghetti. They tasted light and not greasy at all because there's virtually no fat in the extra lean turkey that I used. I made this for Everyday is a Holiday. Thanks!
These are so easy to make! I did add a little less milk to the bread crumbs but everything else stayed the same. I also bought ground turkey with Italian seasoning already in it, so I didn't add a lot more Italian seasoning to it. I love the way the fresh parsley looks in the finished meatballs. I whipped up some homemade spaghetti sauce and once the meatballs were done, into the pot they went. They were really tender and my family had no idea they were healthy :) ETA- Made for Everyday is a Holiday cooking game.