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Turkey Meatballs

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Remember spaghetti night?

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 For us growing up, spaghetti was one of the meals that always made it into the rotation.  It was fast, easy, and always got eaten without any complaints-a working mother’s perfect meal!

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But spaghetti became…special…when we had meatballs. 

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You see, most of the time, my mom would just crumble and brown ground beef and add marinara sauce to make a meat sauce to put over the spaghetti.  This was tasty enough as it was, but it was a real treat to have meatballs!  

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 They take just a little extra effort, but I think it is so worth it.

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 Turkey Meatballs

makes 16 golf ball sized meatballs


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.  Mix well (I like to use my hands!) to incorporate all the seasonings.
  3. Form mixture into golf ball sized balls.
  4. Place meatballs on a foil lined baking sheet that has been sprayed with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked trough and no longer pink.
  6. Eat with your favorite pasta and marinara sauce.

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