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Turkey Meatballs Marinara

Turkey Meatballs Marinara

Serve this light and tasty version of Italian meatballs along with your favorite pasta or in a meatball sub.

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25 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time



1 (20-ounce) package lean ground turkey

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/3 cup milk

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Marinara Sauce

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400ºF.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all meatball ingredients in bowl; mix well. Shape mixture into 24 meatballs, about 2 tablespoons each.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt butter in 12-inch oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until butter until sizzling. Add 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning; sauté 1-2 minutes or until garlic is softened. Add meatballs; cook until browned on all sides.  Stir in all remaining sauce ingredients.

  4. STEP 4

    Place skillet into oven; bake 8-10 minutes or until meatballs are firm and cooked through.

Tip #1

Leftover meatballs in sauce freeze well.

Nutrition (1 serving)

280 Calories
13 Fat (g)
80 Cholesterol (mg)
770 Sodium (mg)
19 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
24 Protein (g)
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