Mini Turkey Meatballs With Gnocchi and Tomato Sauce

Recipe by rickoholic83
READY IN: 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place turkey in a large bowl with grill seasoning and fennel seeds.
  • Pile sun-dried tomatoes on top of each other in small stacks then slice into thin strips. Coarsely chop the thin strips and add to bowl.
  • Stack the basil leaves together then roll them up into a log. Shred the basil by thinly slicing the log. Add half the basil to the bowl.
  • Drizzle some olive oil over the bowl.
  • Mix turkey together, roll into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and arrange on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until firm and lightly golden.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil for the gnocchi.
  • While the water is coming to a boil, heat a large skillet over medium heat. To the hot skillet, add 2 T olive oil, garlic, onion and red pepper flakes. Cook until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  • Drop gnocchi into pot of boiling water and cook 5 minutes (or to package directions.).
  • Stir remaining basil into sauce to wilt it.
  • Drain gnocchi and arrange on a platter. Remove meatballs from oven and add to gnocchi, equally distributing them. Sprinkle cheese over the meatballs and gnocchi then top with sauce.
  • Serve with bread.
  • Note: The tomato sauce is very basic. Feel free to add additional spices.