Italian Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe


Prep time

20 mins

Cook time

20 mins

Total time

40 mins

Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin’ Canuck

Serves: Serves 4

Ingredients

The meatballs:

  • 1 lb. extra-lean ground turkey
  • ½ medium onion, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper

The sauce:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

The meatballs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the ground turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 portions, form into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. The sauce:
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, bring the sauce to a boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley and basil.
  4. Nestle the meatballs into the sauce and spoon sauce over to coat the meatballs.
  5. Serve over pasta or rice, or on their own.Weight Watchers Points: 8 (Points+), 6 (Old Points)Serving size: 2 meatballs + ¾ c sauce | Calories: 316.2 cal | Fat: 8.0g | Saturated fat: 1.9g | Carbohydrates: 31.3g | Sugar: 3.0g | Sodium: 931.0mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Protein: 34.1g | Cholesterol: 111.5mg
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  7. Notes

Recipe by Cookin Canuck at http://www.cookincanuck.com/2015/03/italian-turkey-meatballs-in-tomato-sauce-recipe/

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