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Baked Spinach Turkey Meatballs | sarahaasrdn.com

Baked Spinach Turkey Meatballs


  • Author: Sara Haas
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

These aren’t fancy, but they sure are delicious! Make a big batch of these Baked Spinach Turkey Meatballs to enjoy now and then freeze some to enjoy later!


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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup plain whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • ½ pound Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped white onion
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained of any excess moisture
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara, warmed
  • ¾ pound whole wheat spaghetti
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400’F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add the breadcrumbs to a large bowl, along with the milk, and stir to combine. Let soak for about 8 to 10 minutes, until breadcrumbs are moistened.
  3. To the bowl with the breadcrumbs, add the ground turkey and sausage, along with the egg, Italian seasoning, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, cheese and spinach. 
  4. Using lightly oiled hands, shape mixture into 1 ½-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165’F. 
  5. While the meatballs are baking, heat the marinara sauce in a pot set over medium-low heat, stirring often. 
  6. Set a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain.
  7. Toss cooked spaghetti with half of the warmed marinara sauce and portion into bowls. Top with  meatballs and remaining marinara. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

 

  • Category: Italian