Raise your hand if you like meatballs?! <shoots both hands and also feet up in the air>
There are some good standby recipes when it comes to meatballs, though. And lots of folks swear by a “best meatballs ever” recipe and don’t like to waver from the path. Know what I mean? If you’re one of those, I encourage you to open your mind (and mouth!), but I won’t judge you if you don’t try variations, because, well, I get it. I also have a tried and true go-to, but I also really like to mix it up sometimes. I’m sure that’s shocking to you if you read along with me here. But seriously, meatballs are not one thing. There is a basic formula, sure, but it’s so malleable. You can take it so many different directions with just a tweak here or there. I made this recipe up on my way to the grocery store. No, seriously, I did. It’s because once you have the formula down, it’s THAT easy to change it up! They are light easy and super quick to pull together. They can be served any number of ways – over spaghetti, rice, or zoodles (zucchini noodles), in a pita with some fresh salad, in a hoagie roll with sauce all over them, or just plain even. They are beautifully flavored and moist and delicious, so here you go.
WHAT YOU NEED
* 1lb lean ground turkey
* 1/4C Panko breadcrumbs
* 2-4t minced garlic (depending on your garlic preference… pretty sure you know where I land on this one…)
* 1/4-1/3C crumbled feta cheese
* 1t salt
* 1/4t black pepper
* 1/2T dried parsley
* 1 egg
WHAT TO DO
Preheat your oven to 375F. Cover a baking sheet in foil, and spray the foil lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Now. Super easy. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix together – careful not to overwork – until fully combined.
Form the mixture into approximately 1-inch balls and place onto the prepared baking sheet. This recipe should make 12-15 meatballs.
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, then turn the broiler on high and cook another 2 minutes to brown the tops and get a little extra crisp on them.
Whoop! Amazing baked turkey meatballs packed to the gills with deliciousness ready to serve! Enjoy!