Pesto Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy pesto turkey meatballs recipe? Learn how to make pesto turkey meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by loribrittan

Makes 1 serving



Pesto Chicken Meatballs (makes about 35 meatballs) 1 lb. ground chicken 1/3 cup pesto sauce, homemade (recipe below) or store-bought 1 small-medium onion, cut in fine dice 1/2 cup-3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs (I take bread and shred it in the food processor or you can use panko) 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 egg, beaten Splash of milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients together until just combined and seasonings are distributed. Mixture will be on the "wet" side. Heat up a small skillet on the stove and put a little piece of the mixture. Cook and then taste. Adjust your meatball mixture as needed. Using a tablespoon a a general measure, roll your meatballs and put them on a Silpat-lined cookie sheet or non-stick cookie sheet. These will be cocktail-size meatballs. Wet your hands beforehand or coat with oil, so the meatball mixture doesn't stick to your hands as much. Cook the meatballs for 15 minutes or until cooked (you can cut into one and see if it's cooked all the way through). Heat a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add some olive oil and add the meatballs. Brown and serve.

Recipe Ingredients for pesto turkey meatballs

8 oz (raw) Ground Turkey
8 oz Ground Turkey, 93% Lean
0.5 cup Parmesan, Grated Cheese
6 oz Pesto Sauce
8 oz Bread Crumbs Plain
0.2 oz Vitamin D Milk

Recipe Directions for pesto turkey meatballs

  1. Pesto Chicken Meatballs

  2. (makes about 35 meatballs)

  3. 1 lb. ground chicken

  4. 1/3 cup pesto sauce, homemade (recipe below) or store-bought

  5. 1 small-medium onion, cut in fine dice

  6. 1/2 cup-3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs (I take bread and shred it in the food processor or you can use panko)

  7. 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  8. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  9. 1 egg, beaten

  10. Splash of milk

  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  12. Mix ingredients together until just combined and seasonings are distributed. Mixture will be on the "wet" side.

  13. Heat up a small skillet on the stove and put a little piece of the mixture. Cook and then taste. Adjust your meatball mixture as needed.

  14. Using a tablespoon a a general measure, roll your meatballs and put them on a Silpat-lined cookie sheet or non-stick cookie sheet. These will be cocktail-size meatballs. Wet your hands beforehand or coat with oil, so the meatball mixture doesn't stick to your hands as much.

  15. Cook the meatballs for 15 minutes or until cooked (you can cut into one and see if it's cooked all the way through).

  16. Heat a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add some olive oil and add the meatballs. Brown and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 902.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
2236
Calories from Fat
872
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
96.9g
149%
Saturated Fat
23.3g
116%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
357mg
119%
Sodium
4159mg
173%
Potassium
722mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
166.8g
56%
Dietary Fiber
15.1g
60%
Sugars
23.4g
Protein
157.1g
Vitamin A 147% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 191% Iron 112%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
C+
   
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