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turkey meatballs

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/