OUR FAVORITE TURKEY MEATBALLS

This recipe was adapted from Bob, one of the trainers on the Biggest Loser. A few summers ago, my husband and I were itching to lose a few pounds and my husband read Bob's book. It had some great recipes in it and the one for turkey meatballs sounded delicious.
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I have adapted it a little bit but these meatballs are a staple in our household. I will often make a double batch and freeze them. 
The different ways we like to eat them are just plain with salt on them, with Marinara and a little cheese, over pasta or they are terrific as meatball sandwiches. 

I remember my mom frying meatballs growing up and I would stand over the kitchen counter, salt them and eat them right then and there fresh from the skillet. I do the same with these so you can bet every batch is missing a couple that have gone in my mouth. 
I use just a tiny bit of olive oil to fry them in and of course always made with ground turkey but I'm sure you could substitute ground sirloin and I've even tried ground chicken.
What you'll need

OUR FAVORITE TURKEY MEATBALLS
Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dry beef bouillon
3 teaspoons garlic
2 eggs
1/4 cup italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Marinaria of your choice

Directions
Mix all the ingredients together well. I usually take off my rings and mix with my hands and then roll them into 1 1/2-2 inch balls. Heat a ½” layer of olive oil on medium high in a large skillet and brown meatballs on each side, about 5-8 minutes each side until done through. Transfer to paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with more salt. Eat plain or with marinara and some shredded parm or mozzarella and maybe your favorite pasta.



What is your favorite Meat-ta-ballza recipe??? 
(Throwing my hands up in the air pretending to be Italian, lol!)

HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY!!! 

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37 comments:

  1. I love meatballs! I lived off of meatballs with sauce, cheese, & a little pasta one year i& I would have him bring home the leftover meatballs at the end of his shift so I could eat those too ha.

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  2. Looks like another great recipe! BTW, of course Collin chose your baked sweet and sour chicken for his birthday dinner last night! Yum!
    xoxo,
    Kellyann

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  3. Super yum! I love meatballs with a side of green beans. This look great, per the usual. XO Girl!

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  4. Mmmm, now I want a meatball sub with some melty cheese on it!! I need to makes some of these gems soon!

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  5. Yum! I've never made meatballs because I've been too intimidated, but this seems manageable. I always wanted to be Italian when I was a little kid- I grew up around Italian families and I was always so jealous that they got to eat yummier pasta and breads than I had at my house!

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  6. OMG I know what I'm making for dinner tonight!! My son loves spaghetti and meatballs! These look so yummy and heathy! Happy Tuesday!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  7. Yum, Sista! You had me at meatball!!

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  8. I always have ground turkey but run out of ideas for cooking it- why have I not thought of this. Looks delish!

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  9. I haven't had meatballs in ages- but these look SO yummy!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. Meatballs are a staple in house -- I love making a big batch to have with spaghetti or meatballs sandwiches. Our recipes are so similar, but I need to try using turkey! I usually add a little Italian sausage to give it some spice too. Now you have me wanting meatballs! Happy Tuesday, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  11. Had to pin this one...haven't made turkey meatballs in a while...maybe it's about time! xoxo

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  12. Looks like a wonderful recipe! I just batch cooked a lot of beef meatballs for the freezer. We like them with marinara, and also meatball sandwiches, with a beef gravy or even sweet and sour sauce. I'm saving this recipe to try it with turkey!

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  13. YUMMMMYY! These look delicious! I haven't made meatballs in a while but I know I have ground turkey. Maybe I'll make a big batch. Thanks!

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  14. These look so delicious!! I'm totally hungry now!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  15. I feel like I have a hollow leg today...I'm so hungry! Haha. I love a good AND healthy recipe and these look spectacular. I always like to know whether something is good after frozen, too, so thanks for the tip!

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  16. We make a lot of meatballs, turkey...beef...pork...chicken. Yum!!! These ones look so delicious!

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  17. It's almost lunch time and now my mouth is watering! These sound so delicious, easy, and healthy too! I'll definitely have to add this to my recipe book!

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  18. You are making me hungry, gf. Going to try these out. I use ground turkey for meatloaf, too, and follow a recipe for it that is similar to your meatball recipe.

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  19. YUM YUM YUM! I had turkey meatballs with zoodles last night, but I cheated and used the frozen ones from Trader Joes. I am sure these are better. I will have to make them soon to make sure...and maybe use real noodles this time and cheat in that way!

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  20. Um, YUM!!! I've never been a meatball fan, but you may have just converted me. I imagine if I make these my husband just might send you a thank you note. Thanks Andrea!!!

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  21. Seriously your arsenal of recipes blows me away lady. These look fantastic!

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  22. Meatballs are my love language. And I LOVE that these are turkey so they're a bit healthier. That just means that I can eat more of them! Bwahahaha!

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  23. i still need to try some of these recipes with meat substitute & see if they work ;)

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  24. It's amazing how well meatballs freeze! I'm with you on making a big batch and freezing part of them! These look so yummy! :)

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  25. Hello pretty Andrea. We love using turkey in this household. I switched to turkey for making meatloaf and my husband loves it. These look wonderful and so much better for us. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Ahhhh and now my mouth is watering!!! I need to try these healthier options (and meanwhile, I think I'm getting Chinese for supper, lol). Hope your spring has been going well!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  27. I definitely want to make these, I think they would be great over pasta. We prefer ground turkey and I even like turkey bacon (it doesn't replace real bacon, though). I hope you are having a nice day! I made another blog: teaandlilac.blogspot.com

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  28. My kind of recipe! Much prefer cooking with ground turkey instead of beef. Less oily and just as tasty with the right seasonings. We've done our fair share of turkey meatloaf and turkey burgers but never meatballs so I'll have to try that next.

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  29. I love meatballs and now I want some, yum! I also put mine in a skillet and always use ground turkey or chicken. Now I think I'm going to make these next week :) Beautifully Candid

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  30. Yum. I love meatballs and haven't made turkey ones in a long time.

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  31. Andrea, I've never made ground turkey meatballs before, but these look pretty darn tasty! Adding to my "feed the boys" list! Hope you are having a great week! Pinning to share too! Thanks for linking up at Brag About It.

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  32. nothing better than homemade meatballs. My middle child's absolute fav!

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  33. I never made turkey meatballs. These look so fantastic delicious! Thanks for linking up at Tasty Tuesday Creative K Kids

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  34. You know what's crazy? I'll try complicated meals on a regular basis, but for some reason have been too afraid to try to make my own meatballs. Looks like it's time to get over that and make this healthy version! Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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  35. Your Turkey Meatballs look awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  36. I bet these are amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  37. Your meatballs look so good and yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe to make them at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Have a Happy Easter.
    Julie xo

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