Homemade Tasty Turkey Meatballs

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Ok, meatballs don’t photograph well.  With that said, these taste great.  I came up with this recipe because I was sick of paying good money for a tiny bag of turkey meatballs that had additives.  Honestly, these taste better than the bagged ones.  It’s a very adaptable recipe so do what you like with it; this is one of those recipes where it’s hard to go wrong.   But I’m SURE you could go wrong, so don’t go crazy!  🙂

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 container 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • A few dashes of onion and/or garlic powder, you estimate how much you like
  • 2 T. tomato-based pasta sauce, or the amount to your liking (for us this replaces the egg binder)
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 T. jarred Parmesan cheese, or use freshly grated (I use jarred)
  • Dried or fresh parsley, you estimate how much you like
  • PAM or similar nonstick cooking spray

DIRECTIONS:

  • Heat oven to 375° F. 
  • Mix all ingredients together without over-mixing meat to make it tough.
  • Spray cookie sheet or spray aluminum foil on cookie sheet.
  • Use a cookie scoop for best uniform results, or estimate with a spoon, and scoop meat mixture into round balls, place onto cookie sheet.
  • Cook 20 minutes.
  • Spray the tops of meatballs with cooking spray, flip, and cook an additional 20-25 minutes until meat registers safe with a cooking thermometer (165° is safe).
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