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Florentine Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs made with lean ground turkey breast are great for a quick, weeknight family meal.  Packed with protein AND spinach, they are healthy and freeze well.  Serve them with pasta and alfredo or marinara sauce.

 

turkey meatballs

Florentine Turkey Meatballs
Frozen chopped spinach makes a colorful combination for this meatball recipe. Top with a creamy alfredo or marinara sauce for serving.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box frozen spinach, defrosted and well drained
  2. 1 1/3 pound ground turkey
  3. 1 cup finely chopped onion
  4. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1/4 cup milk
  7. 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  8. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  9. Salt and black pepper
  10. Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Wash hands. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl thoroughly combine all ingredients except olive oil and mix well.
  3. Form into 12 large balls and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and arrange on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.
  4. Place balls on dinner plates and top with favorite sauce and garnish with parsley, if desired.
Notes
  1. Makes 6 servings. Serve with noodles. 1 serving: calories 332, protein 25 g, cholesterol 121 mg, sodium 568 mg, carbohydrate 14 g, fiber 2 g
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/

Mexican Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Salsa

mexican turkey meatballs

This is a fun and healthy appetizer to serve at cocktail parties.  Sherrie suggests shaping and refrigerating the meatballs ahead, and then baking them as the first guests arrive.

 

Mexican Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Salsa
Serves 36
This is a fun and healthy appetizer to serve at cocktail parties. Sherrie suggests shaping and refrigerating the meatballs ahead, and then baking them as the first guests arrive.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground turkey
  2. 1 egg, beaten
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  5. 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  6. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  8. 1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
  9. 3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  10. 1/2 cup salsa
Instructions
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. In medium bowl combine turkey, egg, garlic, onion, breadcrumbs, chili powder and cumin. Shape into approximately 36, 3/4 inch balls.
  3. 3. Place tortilla chips in self-sealing plastic bag. Add meatballs to bag and toss gently to coat meatballs thoroughly. Wash hands.
  4. 4. Lightly coat 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and arrange meatballs. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink in center.
  5. 5. In small bowl combine sour cream and salsa. Use as dip for meatballs.
Notes
  1. 1 serving: Calories 126, Protein 2.9 g, Fat 2.1 g (Saturated .5 g), Cholesterol 16.3 mg, Sodium 55 mg, Carbohydrate 3.7 g, Fiber .3 g
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/