Perfect! Excellent!!! This past week though I just had a craving for ravioli, lasagna, garlic bread, carbonara or basically ANYTHING ITALIAN. In a large bowl, use your hands to combine the turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, basil, dijon mustard, italian seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne and salt and pepper. Combine 1/2 cup Parmesan, remaining 1/2 cup scallions, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and next 4 ingredients in a separate bowl. Such a great dinner . Stir in breadcrumb mixture, and form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. I’m so confused. I've never made ANY meatballs because I was extremely intimated but when I saw this recipe, I had to try it. We tone down the spice now that we have little kids but still add extra chile flakes to our own serving. Awesome recipe and I absolutely adore your blog. Once meatballs have browned on all sides, reduce heat to medium low and add your tomato sauce. I make a double batch and freeze half of it. The meatballs were so flavorful and moist. I can’t handle spice so I eliminate the cayenne and red pepper flakes and they are delicious. BEST DAMN MEATBALLS EVER. these days , or many people are, cal. The perfect pantry recipe! Please keep sharing more. Form your meatballs as directed in the recipe and evenly space them on your baking sheet. If you’ve got time, cover mixture and chill for an hour or up to 24 hours. Burrata cheese (or sub fresh mozzarella), cut into large pieces. Partly cover pan and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. You can also use ground chicken if you’d like, or stick with beef if that’s your jam. Your food is beautiful and I am now a big fan . Such a great go-to recipe . Do you have nutritional info for them anywhere? As a bonus, I used this recipe to make a turkey burger, equally as good. Check the full post to see how to do it. Hands down all time favorite! I will be making this again. I almost think I would keep in baking dish (after pouring out any grease) and add sauce and cheese directly there to avoid washing another pan! Thank you , So happy to hear that! You don't need to cook them all the way through. So happy you’ve been loving them! I will make this for years to come. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large sauté pan. Please check your inbox to receive your free download! Made these tonight, used fresh mozzarella instead… just a touch of cayenne and there was some REAL heat in those balls! I don’t know how we haven’t been blog friends before, but I love everything I see from you. Step 3 … Can't really cook this when I have kids over which is often. We made it with spaghetti squash! I often eliminate the cheese as Burrata seems hard to come by where I live but I add Parmesan. What to Cook and Freeze Now. , fat’s carbs and so on , it really would be nice just to know how many calories im putting in my mouth , some of us just have to watch every little cal. It is a digital cookbook and cooking guide alike, available on all platforms, that helps home cooks of every level discover, save and organize the world’s best recipes, while also helping them become better, more competent cooks. The meatballs are super flavorful and juicy from simmering in the tomato sauce. Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats. Thank you! I made it as directed with the exception of no fresh basil (didn’t have since I already exceeded my two times/week out in public facility rule), though that would be a perfect add I’m sure. This recipe looks great, I can’t wait to try. To Make Meatballs: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. I just enjoyed them tonight again. So good!! Add the meatballs to the serving dish and drizzle the remaining sauce on top. , So happy you love them! I made this tonight and it was delicious! Thank you. These are delicious and so easy to make. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for your comment , Made this for dinner last night and it was a hit! Didn’t have ground turkey so I used beef and made my breadcrumbs from fresh sourdough, also used fresh mozzarella and it was perfect. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Thanks! If you’re going to meal prep these homemade turkey meatballs, I recommend storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Thank you for a great, healthy recipe, Ambitious Kitchen. In this space, we are committed to the pursuit of wellness and determined to stay balanced and real. I don’t add the red pepper because of my kids and they love it. Form your meatballs as directed in the recipe and evenly space them on your baking sheet. Will definitely make again! It was the best version yet, and I have been making this for at least five years. You can prep these meatballs up to one, or even two days ahead of time. They were incredible. I’ve made it several times, sometime exactly as posted, sometimes putting different herbs and spices. When hot, add enough of the meatballs to fit in one layer without crowding, and brown on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes. I pretty much want to make everything I’m seeing here. So juicy and moist my bf loved them! Serve meatballs over grain or pasta of choice. I still haven’t established one that I LOVE! AMAZING! I have been craving some meatballs and pasta and since I don’t eat beef or pork, this fit the bill. Bake your meatballs for 15-20 minutes until they’re fully cooked. Subscribe now for full access. I’ve found that I prefer this method of cooking the turkey meatballs because they really soaked up all of that sauce flavor. I cannot wait to make them again and share them with other members of my family. And will heat up in sauce in about 1 hour, Delicious!!! They seemed different this time.Thanks!! Thanks for stopping by to fuel your health journey! These were delicious! Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes; whisking … Bake first, then freeze: simply place your meatballs and sauce in a freezer safe, airtight container or bag and freeze it all for up to 3 months. Love this recipe! not that we want to , just have to, i can just smell a cookie and gain 5 lbs. They have a good flavor and were a hit with family. I like browning the meatballs and letting them finish cooking as the sauce simmers. Then, transfer your frozen meatballs to an airtight, freezer-friendly bag or container and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes while you make your pasta (if making). Form into 28 meatballs, each about 1 1/4-inches in diameter. Feel free to serve these with your favorite pasta (omg best spaghetti & meatballs ever) or even over spaghetti squash for a low carb, paleo & gluten free option. Thanks so much for your note, Lillianne . Thanks for sharing! These meatballs look seriously delicious. I love, love, love this recipe! Just got finished eating this for the second day in a row and I almost licked my plate. One of my all-time favs! Could you note when an ingredient is a specialty food item/not sold in a regular food store? I couldn’t find Burrata so I used fresh mozzarella. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce to thicken the sauce over approximately 20 minutes then serve. Seasoning is perfect. Thank you!! I love the photos. In a large bowl, use your hands to combine the turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, basil, dijon mustard, italian seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne and salt and pepper. I ended up searching the freezer and found lean ground turkey. Both turned out so well! I decided to put my raw meatballs into a cast iron skillet. I literally make this recipe every Sunday for the whole week. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. To serve put the pasta in a serving bowl and toss with half the sauce. YUM. Personally, I like to brown my meatballs in the skillet and then finish cooking them in the tomato sauce but you can also bake these meatballs if you’d like. These are easiest to form into balls while very cold. In the summer I use fresh basil and in the winter I use dried basil. Get my best easy tips for healthy baking in this free email series! Such a great dinner! Opt out or, cup grated Parmesan cheese, more for serving, if desired, cup panko or other plain dried bread crumbs, garlic cloves, grated on a microplane or minced, tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, more as needed. The only addition I made was add splash of red wine into the sauce while it was simmering. We LOVED them! I mixed mozzarella and feta cheese. ♥, sorry but every one seems to be counting cal. Delicious!!! We didn’t have any burrata on hand but we didn’t miss it as the meatballs were still perfect without. Thank you!! Also, can I respectfully make a suggestion? I’ll look for it today and give it a try! Mix together until well combined and roll into 16 golf ball sized meatballs. Obviously cute little healthy turkey meatballs came straight to mind. I pinned on Pinterest so I can make this soon. My husband asked if there was sausage in them! Required fields are marked *.