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Quick and Easy Tender Turkey Meatball Recipe

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Shakes, Meat, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • ground turkey: 1 pound
  • onion, finely chopped: ½
  • garlic, minced: 3 cloves
  • egg: 1
  • plain breadcrumbs: 1/3 cup
  • onion powder: 4 to 5 shakes
  • ketchup: a hearty squirt


Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together using a fork until well combined.

Step 2: Put a pot of sauce on the stove. I keep homemade marinara in the freezer. If you don”™t have or want to make homemade, look for an all-natural jarred sauce (the higher quality sauces tend to be a bit more expensive, but are worth the extra cost when feasible). Use a pot that will allow your sauce to come up the sides at least 2 inches so that the meatballs will be mostly submerged during cooking time.

Step 3: While the sauce is heating up, roll a palmful of the meat mixture into a ball about 1” in diameter.


Repeat until all of the meat mixture has been made into meatballs. Get your kids in the kitchen! Even little ones can help with this step.

Step 4: Carefully place the meatballs in hot sauce and simmer, with the lid on, until they are cooked through, at least 12 minutes or so.

turkey meatballs simmering in a silver pot with tomato sauce

Step 5: Serve

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