Turkey Pesto Meatballs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The other week I made these meatballs for supper and the Mr. said, 'Where'd you get these?' I told him I made them, to which he replied, 'You made these? They're pretty good.' He also asked if I followed the recipe.. Silly, Mr., of course I did, kind of.
Definitely adding this recipe to the mix, in fact they're on the menu for dinner again this week.
from Weelicious - with my modifications

1 1/4 pound ground turkey - only used one pound and it was just fine, made probably 20-some meatballs
1/4 cup pesto - pre-made from Costco is delicious and great to have on hand
1/4 cup breadcrumbs - used oatmeal instead to make gluten free
1/4 cup parmesan cheese - didn't have parmesan so just used a cheddar jack mix
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups tomato/marinara sauce - just used a can of spaghetti/marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all ingredients (except tomato/marinara sauce) in bowl and using your hands, combine until well incorporated.
Pour tomato/marinara sauce into a baking dish.
Using about 1 tablespoon of the meat mixture, roll into balls and place in sauce/dish.
Cover the baking pan with foil and bake 20-25 minutes. (I actually baked mine for probably 30-40 minutes and uncovered for the last bit, but I like the tops to get a little crispy and make sure they're really done.)
Serve (with gluten free pasta or rice).

To freeze: Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet and freeze. After 30 minutes place the par-frozen balls in a Ziploc bag, label, and freeze. When ready, defrost in fridge for 24 hours or put them straight in the oven with sauce increasing cooking time by 5 minutes.


  1. Umm these sound so good!!! I've yet to try a Weelicious recipe but I've pinned and saved so many. I follow her on Bloglovin' and just save the recipes that sound good in my saved recipes section. I'm going to have to have Seth make these soon!

  2. Yes, these sound delicious! May have to put them on the menu in the next couple of days!

  3. oh my gracious, YUM! I need to try these asap!

  4. Yum! Those sound amazing and the recipe looks pretty doable! Thanks for sharing. Adding this to next week's menu!