Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

The perfect dish to accompany a whole wheat pizza or pasta dinner, these turkey meatballs are a delicious and healthy protein to add to your meal!

ingredients

Ingredients:

Meatballs

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce or your favorite pasta sauce (marinara works well)
  • 4-5 large basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Optional: 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4-6 ounces of Mozzarella cheese, cut into large pieces

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the turkey, egg, minced basil, salt, oregano, cumin, dijon mustard, black pepper, cayenne, and red pepper flakes. Mix together then spoon your meatballs on to a Pam’ed baking pan. You will end up with anywhere between 12-16 meatballs. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes.

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While the meatballs are baking it is time to make the sauce. Heat a large skillet on medium-low and add tomato sauce, oregano, mushrooms and red pepper flakes.

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Once the meatballs are done baking, add them to the sauce. Once thoroughly covered in sauce, place the meatballs and sauce into a serving bowl. Place a slice of Mozzarella over the meatballs and garnish with a few shreds of shredded basil. Serve!

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