Turkey Parmesan Meatballs
Chicken Parmesan is one of my all time favorites. Nothing beats fried chicken thats smothered in tomato sauce and covered in cheese! Today I made a lightened up meatball version and they are yummy! These are great to use for meatball sliders, or to eat on their own. They come together really quickly too.
Here are the ingredients:
- 2 pounds of ground turkey
- 1 1/2 cups of Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 2 small handfuls of freshly chopped basil
- 16 oz jar of marinara sauce
- 4 oz of shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixer add the turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and 1 small handful of the chopped basil.
Using the paddle attachment let it mix on low for a minute or 2. You can use a bowl and your hands if you want to, I just don't like having raw turkey get all over my hands and nails.
When it's mixed well, shape into meatballs. I ended up with 28 rather large meatballs, but you can make them smaller if you like.
Line them all up on a baking sheet or large pan, and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
Once they're browned, transfer them to a smaller pan.
Cover with the sauce and Parmesan cheese and bake uncovered for another 20 - 25 minutes, or until the cheese has browned well. You can also make your own sauce from scratch if you prefer.
Add the remaining chopped basil and serve immediately.