I thought these were fitting since we are in November now and it is officially turkey month! Giada has come through for me yet again. I don’t know what it is about her recipes, but they always deliver just what I am looking for, and these meatballs are no exception. At first, I debated even putting these meatballs on here, because they are so super easy to make, but then I decided why not. I mean, who couldn’t use a new simple recipe for their hectic and busy lives. Besides, I love these meatballs so much. They are so easy to make and they taste amazing! I love to pair them with the simple tomato sauce that I shared with you a couple weeks ago. That sauce has such a simple flavor, that it allows you to taste the wonderfully juicy and tender meatballs. Chris and I love them, but more importantly, the girls love them too! Katelyn isn’t a fan of many meat dishes, but she devours these meatballs in no time flat and wants more. One of the other great things about these meatballs, is that they reheat beautifully. They taste just as good reheated as they did the night they were made and that makes for some easy left over lunches and dinners, and who doesn’t love that?Turkey Meatballs Printer Friendly Version
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup grated parmesean cheese
2 tablespoons milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup olive oil
5 cups tomato sauce
In a large bowl add bread crumbs milk and mix until well combined. Mix in eggs and parmesean cheese and mix well. Add turkey and gently combine, being careful not to overwork the meat. Season with salt and pepper. Shape into golf-size balls.
In a large skillet heat the oil over medium high heat. When almost smoking, add meatballs and without moving or turning the meat, allow it to brown for about 3 minutes. Turn meatballs and brown other side. Continue to cook until all sides are golden brown, about 8 minutes total. Add tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat and allow meatballs to simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and keep warm on stove. Be careful not to overhandle the meatballs since they are soft and fragile. Serve over spaghetti.
Adapted From: Giada De Laurentiis