Being raised in an Italian house hold, its no surprise that one of our staple dishes is spaghetti and meat balls. The traditional way to make meat balls is usually with pork, and on the occasional time with beef. Recently I have been trying to turn to lean meats and trying different dishes using ground turkey meat. I think these turkey meat balls turned out amazing! My family absolutely loved them and before I knew it they were licking their plates clean from dinner that night.Traditionally, I love pairing my meat balls with pasta, who doesn’t. But these can literally go with any meal! I love eating healthy, but its hard sometimes making and creating recipes that are low in fat, gluten, and lactose that are still tasty! Its all about trial and error.
The best part is, they are super healthy and low in fat. If you are lactose sensitive you can opt out the cheese and substitute the milk for alternatives such as almond or coconut milk.
Try it yourself! I bet your family and friends will love it 🙂
- 2 lbs Ground Turkey
- 3/4 Cup Parsley
- 1/2 Cup Skim Milk
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Onion
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 3/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
- 2 tbls Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Basil
- 1 1/2 Cans Homemade Tomato Sauce
- 1 tbls Dried Oregano
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Start off by putting the olive oil and garlic in a medium sized pan and have it saute for about 5 minutes.
Add in the tomato sauce, dried oregano, basil, salt, and pepper and have it sit on medium-low for about 10 minutes.
Whole the sauce is cooking, grab a bowl on the side and mix in all the dry ingredients. Ground turkey, parsley, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
Once all the ingredients are mixed in grab an ice cream scoop and scoop the ingredients into medium sized ice cream balls. Half the size of a tennis ball
Grab a large pan place it over medium to low heat, and pour the cooked tomato sauce for a base. Then add the raw turkey balls. Make sure they separated by at least half an inch so they do not stick together. Then pour sauce over them again and have them simmer for 10 minutes.
Make sure to roll the meat balls around every 3 minutes to have them cook all around.