These garden turkey meatballs are lighter in texture and calories as we have cut the calories in half by adding vegetables to the mix and excluding breadcrumbs. You will add to you fan base with this recipe for you Super Bowl party or any party!
First Up: Garden Turkey Meatballs in Marinara
This makes about 24 small meatballs-2 inches (safer to double the recipe).
Preheat oven to 425
One package of 1 lb. of 93% fat-free ground turkey meat.
1/2 cup of one minute oats (un-cooked)
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese (optional if you have a dairy restriction)
1/2 cup of ground or finely grated carrots (all veggies can be ground in food processor)
1/2 cup of ground of finely grated celery
1 finely minced chopped onion (small/or 1/2 medium onion)
1/2 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1 pinch of ground Turmeric or Sazon
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1/8 cup of finely minced parsley
1/8 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon of dried oregano
1 finely minced garlic clove
2 extra large eggs (or 3 medium)
Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Have cookie sheet ready and spray with olive oil. Begin rolling your meatballs and use a teaspoon or small scooperas a gage to keep the size consitent. Do not crown the pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Load the meatballs into a large crock pot and add three cups of your favorite tomato sauce and keep warm for you guest.