Friday, January 22, 2010

Turkey-Ricotta Meatballs

We had these turkey meatballs last night for dinner, from the blog, Eating, Etc, and they were very good!  My whole family ate them up and wished there was more.  My 3-year old took more than his share; every chance he could, he swiped another one from the baking sheet they were on!  These were very simple to make, too.  I would suggest sauteeing them in a non-stick pan so they don't stick too badly.  We had these with Eating, Etc's homemade marinara sauce

Turkey-Ricotta Meatballs

Makes about 2 dozen meatballs
from Eating, Etc., via Cooking Light

1lb ground turkey meat (not breast-only)
1/2c part-skim ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2c seasoned dry breadcrumbs
1/4c fresh basil, finely chopped
Italian seasoning (I eyeballed it and probably added 2-3tsp)
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp ground black pepper

1) Preheat oven to 375°F.

2) In large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey with remaining ingredients & mix well.

3) Shape into about 2 dozen meatballs.

4) Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.

5) Add meatballs and brown on all sides.

6) Transfer meatballs to a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

7) Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done.

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JelliDonut said...

These DO sound good!

Dutch Oven Mark said...

These do look like some serious meatballs! Especially with the spaghetti and the marinara sauce (I assume that's from the other posting, right?).

Did you take the picture? If so, you've also got the food photo thing down...


What A Dish! said...

Thanks! Yes, Mark, the marinara is from the other post, and I did take the picture. :) Thanks for stopping by!