Turkey Pesto Meatballs (Serves 4-6)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup pesto (recipe linked below)
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups tomato sauce (recipe linked below)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place all the ingredients (except for the marinara sauce) in a bowl and using your hands, combine until everything is incorporated.

3. Using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture per meatball, roll into balls and place on a plate.

4. Pour the marinara sauce into a 9 x 9 inch baking pan and top with the meatballs.

5. Cover the baking pan with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes.

To Freeze: Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet and freeze. After 30 minutes place the par-frozen balls in a ziploc bag, label and freeze. When ready, defrost in fridge for 24 hours or put them straight in the oven with sauce increasing cooking time by 5 minutes.

Accompaniments

homemade pesto: http://weelicious.com/2011/01/05/basil-pesto/
homemade tomato sauce: http://weelicious.com/2009/10/06/weelicious-tomato-sauce/