"These oven-baked meatballs are fast and easy to prepare and very kid friendly. You can serve them with pasta and spaghetti sauce or just eat them with ketchup, as my children do. Feel free to substitute lean ground beef for the ground turkey. The turkey should have at least 7% fat." — ANASTASIAJANE
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1 (20 ounce) package
Italian seasoned bread crumbs
My daughter sent me this recipe. She loved it so much. I added 1/2 tsp. sage, 2 Tbsp. of grated parmesan, onion power, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Also, I added about 1/8 cup of water. It made the meatballs soooo delicious. This is a keeper for me for sure!
Ok, but because of food allergies I had to use Egg Replacer and plain crumbs. Suspect the original recipe is alot better than my attempt. Loved the way you cooked them in the oven, that will be my technique from now on.
Maybe I should have been more specific about the fat content of the turkey (see the previous review) but 99% fat free turkey does not work (I also tried to use it). The meat should have at least 7% fat.
Absolutely delicious! I did make a couple of additions/changes - I used meatloaf mix (beef/pork/veal), and added 2 TBSP of parmesan cheese and 2 tsp crushed garlic for extra flavor. Baked them according to the recipe then put them in a pot of sauce to simmer for a couple hours. They were fantastic! Definitely a keeper!
Very nice! I didn't have Italian bread crumbs so I added dried Italian seasoning to the plain bread crumbs. I also added minced garlic and some Parmesan/Romano cheese. They were delicious. I simmered the baked meatballs in Nanny's Spaghetti Sauce from this site and ate them with whole wheat spaghetti. Healthy and quite light dinner yet so tasty...
These are very good. I tripled the recipe, put the cooked meatballs in a zip lock, put them in the freezer and use them as needed. This is a simple recipe that gets even better when the meatballs are tossed into homemade marinara sauce.
A great way to prepare a meatball! I made these with ground beef. Very nice. . I rate it a 5 because it is a great basic meatball and is fine as is. However it’s simplicity leaves plenty of room for additions. I will spare you a list of little additions that could be made to the basic recipe. I definitely think I’ll have my son make these next time. It is a great starter recipe for kids in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing it!
These were a very good base recipe. I only had 99% fat free turkey, but I added cheese and a touch of olive oil and they were very moist. I also added garlic, salt, pepper, oregeno, basil & minced onion. My 2 and 1 year gobbled them up.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Fast and Friendly Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 40
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