Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Turkey Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Turkey Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kaaber

Makes 4 1/2 servings



Healthy spin on Giada's Giada De Laurentiis' Mini Turkey Meatballs recipe

Recipe Ingredients for Turkey Meatballs

1 small onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup egg beater
3 teaspoons wheat germ
1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
3 teaspoons fat free Parmesan, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/5 pound lean ground turkey
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups diced tomatoes

Recipe Directions for Turkey Meatballs

  1. Add the onion, garlic, egg beater, wheat germ, 3 tablespoons tomatoes, parsley, Parmesan,salt (pepper to taste) in a large bowl and blend. Mix in the turkey. Shape the turkey mixture into 1 1/4-inch-diameter meatballs. Place on a large plate or baking sheet.

  2. Heat the oil in a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and saute until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Transfer the meatballs to a plate. Pour off any excess oil. Add the marinara sauce, about 3 cups. Return all the meatballs to the pan. Turn the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly and the flavors blend, 15 to 20 minutes. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
238
Calories from Fat
106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.8g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
87mg
29%
Sodium
656mg
27%
Potassium
308mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
6.5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
27.5g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* 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
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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