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    Savory Turkey-Ricotta Meatballs

    Savory Turkey-Ricotta Meatballs. Photo by Chef*Lee

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    Total Time:

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    35 mins

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    25 mins

    Lainey6605's Note:

    I'm not one to usually do turkey in my meatballs, but I saw this recipe in the recent issue of Cooking Light and decided to try since they are lower in fat. These can be used in spaghetti, substitute for beef in Stroganoff, or serve as as appetizer with warmed marinara dip, as the magazine suggests. Ricotta helps keep the lean ground turkey breast moist. Prepare them in advance, if you like, and store in the freezer for up to three months.

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    Serves: 4-6



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. 2
      Combine ground turkey breast with the other ingredients in a bowl and then shape mixture into about 18 meatballs.
    3. 3
      Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
    4. 4
      Coat pan with cooking spray.
    5. 5
      Add meatballs, and brown on all sides.
    6. 6
      Remove from skillet; transfer to a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and bake for 15 minutes or until done.
    7. 7
      To freeze: Follow cooking directions, then allow meatballs to cool to room temperature.
    8. 8
      Place on a baking sheet, making sure they don't touch one another, and place in the freezer for an hour.
    9. 9
      Next, transfer hardened meatballs to an airtight container, and store in the freezer.
    10. 10
      Thaw meatballs in the refrigerator, then bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or untinl heated.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 04, 2012

      LOOOOVVE these! Have tried many meatball recipes but this is the keeper for the dinner rotation!

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    • on November 07, 2012


      These meatballs are great. They are good just by themselves, without sauce, as a little boost of protein. Very moist and yummy.

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    • on September 30, 2008


      Ohhhhhhh these are great!!!!!! The ricotta creates an incredibly moist meatball and the fresh basil really comes through with flavor!!! I used Ian's brand whole wheat panko breadcrumbs and served them with Angel Hair With Tomatoes, Basil & Garlic. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Savory Turkey-Ricotta Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (115 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 240.6
    Calories from Fat 45
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 126.4 mg
    Sodium 356.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 34.9 g

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