Meat sauce, basil marinara and pesto. There’s only so many ways to dress up (or down) your kids’ favorite pasta dish. Introduce them to what will inevitably become their new favorite addition: baked turkey meatballs. They’ll love the taste (you will too), and you’ll love that the dish is baked and not fried and created in just a few simple steps.
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, finely diced
1/4 cup shallot or onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Cover with parchment paper or lightly grease with oil.
2. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together thoroughly with your hands. Roll into about 20 meatballs and place on pan. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes or until cooked through and not pink in the middle.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Barb at Wishful Chef