Mozzarella-Stuffed Pesto Turkey Meatballs

"Mini Meatballs made with turkey and baked. From Better Homes & Gardens."
 
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Mozzarella-Stuffed Pesto Turkey Meatballs created by Katanashrp
Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
13
Yields:
36 Meatballs
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directions

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

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  1. heidibayer1
    I cut the recipe in half, subbed panko GF breadcrumbs, and hemp milk for regular milk added a bit more pesto (mostly because I had it and didn't want to waste it) and placed the mozzarella in the middle of the meatball. The success of the mozzarella was a bit mixed. The larger the square the better it seemed. But I didn't feel that the mozzarella gave much to the recipe other than novelty so I will leave it out next time. It was flavorful and delicious.
     
  2. LonghornMama
    Great! Everyone loved them! Used recipe #54348 and homemade pesto. Will definitely make these again, even my husband who hates turkey thought they were great. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
     
  3. Katanashrp
    Mozzarella-Stuffed Pesto Turkey Meatballs Created by Katanashrp
  4. Katanashrp
    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.
     
  5. teachermisslisa
    Thank you Brenda! I made some fresh pesto with basil from my garden and this was the perfect way to use some of it. Everyone in my family from the 2 year old to my picky husband and my parents loved this dish! I'm making it tomorrow night with my gourmet cooking club as an appetizer.
     

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