Monday, June 23, 2014

Italian Meatballs

What is better than spaghetti and meatballs? Spaghetti and meatballs stuffed with cheese.  Cutting into these meatballs and seeing the yummy cheese ooze out, mmm delicious.

Italian Meatballs: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

Cooking meatballs in the oven is my favorite way to cook meatballs. It is so easy and they turn out perfect every time. So much better than cooking them in skillet.

Italian Meatballs
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 egg, lightly beaten
28 ounces spaghetti sauce
3 ounces block mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 cubes
8 ounces spaghetti noodles.

Preheat oven to 400º F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, egg and 1/4 cup of spaghetti sauce. Mix lightly.

Shape a small amount of mixture around each piece of cheese, completely enclosing the cheese, making 16 meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Cook spaghetti noodles according to directions and drain.

Heat remaining spaghetti sauce. Add meatballs and serve over pasta.


Serves: 4
Calories: 509
Total Fat: 14.3g
   Saturated: 6.1g
   Polyunsaturated: 1.2g
   Monounsaturated: 1.1g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 145mg
Sodium: 394.4mg
Potassium: 100mg
Total Carbs: 57.8g
   Dietary Fiber: 4.3g
   Sugars: 6.7g
Protein: 39.4g
Vitamin A: 14.5%
Vitamin C: 7.8%
Calcium: 9.9%
Iron: 26%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Six ingredients or Less Cookbook.

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