"I came up with this recipe for a recipe contest, and it's been a family favorite ever since. For a lighter version, omit stuffing the meatballs with mozzarella cheese. Serve with your choice of pasta." — foodie77
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finely chopped onion
garlic cloves, minced
Italian-style bread crumbs
grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
fresh ground black pepper
fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
extra-virgin olive oil
2 (24 ounce) jars
Awesome recipe! My entire family begs me to make this! I have found that wrapping the meat around the mozzarella ball is easier than stuffing it in though. Definitely a fantastic family favorite
Good, but was not able to form into meatballs, had to make meatloaf instead.
These are really great, and they're even better the next day in a meatball sandwich! I axed the mozzarella in the middle (watching calories), and I don't keep pesto around, so I used olive oil and a bit more garlic. Next time I'll omit the salt; with the sodium in the marinara, I think that the addition of the salt in the recipe is unnecessary.
To cut back on calories, I used fresh basil from my garden, eggbeaters, and no olive oil. I cubed low fat string cheese instead of fresh mozz.
Came out good! It definitly saved dinner tonight. We have a freezer full of ground turkey and this is an awesome way to use it in a healthy way. Paired with some wheat pasta and homemade sauce it will be on the menu again at my house.
so very delicious! If you're watching calories, use fat free mozzerella and lean 99% fat free turkey.
My husband and I loved these! I did make a couple changes since I didn't have all the ingredients. Instead of bread crumbs I used oats and didn't add the pesto but it was still quite tasty!
easy and delicious. my 7 yr old was very impressed with the cheese inside the meatball. "how did you do that Mom?!"
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mozzarella-Stuffed Pesto Turkey Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 228
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