Mozzarella-Stuffed Pesto Turkey Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Mini Meatballs made with turkey and baked. From Better Homes & Gardens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, place ground turkey, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, bread crumbs, cheese, pesto, chopped parsley, milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix until combined.
  4. Form turkey mixture into meatballs, approximately 1 3/4 inch in diameter.
  5. Stuff a mozzarella cheese cube into each meatball and seal the meat around the cheese so it can't leak out.
  6. Arrange on a nonstick baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with marinara sauce if desired.


Most Helpful

Hands down the best meatballs I've ever had in my life. No kidding! I can't believe how good it tastes. I served it for some coworkers last night and they told it was the first thing they thought about when they woke up this morning. Lol. I used Recipe #116412 for this recipe. I made extra and just put it on the pasta. So simple and so great tasting. Thank you very much for sharing this one of a kind mouthful of deliciousness.

Katanashrp February 04, 2010

Great taste and a breeze to throw together in a hurry. I halved the recipe and got 24 healthy-sized meatballs. They held together well during the rolling and stuffing. Mine were dead ready after 15 minutes of convection baking time. Even though I liberally sprayed my baking pan, sticking was a real issue. I was surprised considering the oil in the pesto and my generous EVOO drizzle but so is the nature of cooking ground turkey. We ate a some for dinner alongside recipe #188400 and I froze the rest as part of my planned leftovers campaign. (Cooking for 2 is a PITA!) These meatballs will be a welcome addition to future meals. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

SusieQusie September 12, 2007

I actually made this using ground chicken, this mixture needed more than 1 cup to hold together, I did increase the garlic and used seasoned salt and added in black pepper, with change from turkey to chicken this recipe it turned out great, I am going to try it with turkey next time, thanks for sharing!...Kitten :)

Kittencal@recipezazz December 13, 2006

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