Italian Turkey Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

As we move into fall, I'm craving all of the comfort food and these turkey meatballs with tomato sauce are just that! The meatballs are perfectly cooked and full of flavor and the sauce compliments them so well. My biggest tip is to use high-quality crushed tomatoes. Cento is my favorite brand to use and it's affordable, too. If you need a quick and delicious weeknight meal, this one is perfect!

Italian Turkey Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Adapted from Bev Cooks

1 lb. ground turkey

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp. dried Italian seasoning

2 Tbsp. onion flakes

4 tsp. garlic, minced

1/2 Tbsp. dried parsley 

1 egg

1/3 cup grated parmesan

1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

28 oz. can high-quality crushed tomatoes (I used Cento)

1 cup chicken broth

1. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine the turkey, panko, Italian seasoning, onion, garlic, parsley, egg, parmesan, and a big pinch of salt. Mix until fully incorporated. Using a cookie scoop, make meatballs and place on a large plate. Then dust lightly with the flour.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and arrange the meatballs in a single layer. Sear each meatball about two minutes, then gently turn to brown each side.

3. Once browned on all sides, add the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, pinch of salt and stir slightly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. Once the meatballs are cooked through serve with tomato sauce over pasta.


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