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Italian Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

by Sheryl S

Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Servings: 4

These tender, delicious meatballs are swimming in an easy, homemade tomato sauce. Always a crowd-pleaser! These meatballs are wonderful to serve or pasta or rice for a satisfying weeknight meal. But they are also amazing to enjoy by themselves.

Ingredients

Meatballs:

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 lb lean ground turkey

½ medium onion grated

¼ c. minced flat-leaf parsley

¼ c. whole wheat breadcrumbs

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground pepper

1 egg

1 tsp ground oregano

Sauce:

1 small onion chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp ground oregano

1 28-oz. can of crushed tomatoes

1 14-oz. can of crushed tomatoes

¼ c. minced flat-leaf parsley

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground pepper

4 basil leaves, thinly sliced

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

How to make Italian Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs:

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. Using cooking oil, lightly grease a baking sheet.

Step 2: Combine the ground turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Into 8 portions, divide the mixture and shape each into balls. Place the balls on the greased baking sheet.

Step 3: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until firm and cooked through.

Sauce:

Step 4: In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes until tender.

Step 5: Next, add the garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for another minute.

Step 6: Then, add the crushed tomatoes and bring everything to a boil. Allow the sauce to simmer for additional 10 minutes before stirring in the parsley and basil.

Step 7: Add the meatballs and spoon the sauce over, coating each meatball.

Step 8: Serve the meatballs immediately over rice or pasta. These Italian meatballs are also amazing by themselves. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Serving: 2Meatballs + ¾ Cup Sauce | Calories: 336.2 kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.3g | Protein: 30.1g | Fat: 12.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 126.5mg | Sodium: 946mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 16.1g

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Italian Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

These tender, delicious meatballs are swimming in an easy, homemade tomato sauce. Always a crowd-pleaser! These meatballs are wonderful to serve or pasta or rice for a satisfying weeknight meal. But they are also amazing to enjoy by themselves.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 336.2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Meatballs:
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • ½ medium onion grated
  • ¼ c. minced flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ c. whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • Sauce:
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 28- oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14- oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ c. minced flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 4 basil leaves thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • Meatballs:
  • Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. Using cooking oil, lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Combine the ground turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Into 8 portions, divide the mixture and shape each into balls. Place the balls on the greased baking sheet.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until firm and cooked through.
  • Sauce:
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes until tender.
  • Next, add the garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for another minute.
  • Then, add the crushed tomatoes and bring everything to a boil. Allow the sauce to simmer for additional 10 minutes before stirring in the parsley and basil.
  • Add the meatballs and spoon the sauce over, coating each meatball.
  • Serve the meatballs immediately over rice or pasta. These Italian meatballs are also amazing by themselves. Enjoy!

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