Monday, April 27, 2009

Turkey Meatballs

Pulled from Food Network's website, this Ellie Krieger recipe is great! The meatballs stay so moist, plus with the shredded carrot there's a little added nutrition.

For a quick meal, I warmed jarred tomato sauce (doctored up with some fresh basil and oregano) and added the cooked meatballs to the sauce to meld flavors while the whole wheat pasta was cooking.

  • Cooking spray
  • 1.25 pounds ground turkey meat
  • 1/4 cup homemade whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 oz fresh grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat broiler on Hi, positioning rack in top position in oven. Spray a large sheet pan with nonstick spray. Combine all remaining ingredients in Large Batter Bowl, mixing only until combined. Form meatballs approx. 2 1/2 inches across and place on sheet pan. Broil 10 minutes or until browned on top and almost cooked through (will continue to cook in sauce).

Add meatballs to heated sauce and cook while pasta is cooking.

Yield approx 18 meatballs. 1.3 points per meatball

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