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.

5 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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