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Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe
I make these wonderful, healthy Turkey Meatballs to go along with our Homemade Marinara sauce a lot.  My kids ask for them

They are the perfect to have 2 for a “Clean Eating” lunch with a veggie or fruit of your choice.  Another way I like to have them is with a little balsamic vinegar drizzled over them with an avocado. :-)

INGREDIENTS – Makes 12 Meatballs

1 package of lean ground turkey meat (at least 93%)

1/2 cup of plain panko bread crumbs

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese

1 small onion, chopped very fine or 2 TBSP of minced onions

4 garlic cloves, minced

3 TBSP of liquid egg whites or 1 Large egg

3 TBSP of ketchup

1 TBSP of dry basil

1/4 tsp of black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a medium size bowl.

3. Form into about 2 inch balls and place in a 13 x 9 glass baking dish.

4. Cook for 40 – 45 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.


Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe


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