Mini Turkey Meatballs

Here’s another great way to get your kids in the kitchen making a quick and healthy dinner.  My 5 and 3-year-old helped me mix the ingredients and roll them into little balls.  We used a melon baller to get equal amount of mixture to each meatball.  They are cute, kid friendly because of their size and texture and quick to bake.  Of course I added a veggie ingredient for added nutrition.  By using the melon baller, I was able to make 63 mini meatballs out of 1 pound of ground turkey!

Mini Meatballs

Mini Turkey Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey

1/4 C bread crumbs

1 small onion, diced

1/4 C bell pepper

1 egg, beaten

2 TB fresh flat leaf parsley

Preheat oven 350°.  Mix all ingredients until well combined.  Scoop up using a melon baller and roll in between your hand until a round uniform shape is achieved.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flip the meatballs half way through.  Once baked, add the meatballs to pasta sauce and serve over pasta.

Why not make another batch and freeze them?  Layer the meatball on Sweet Stackers – stackable trays which fit many popular brands of plastic food storage containers.  Helps to save space in a packed freezer!  The trays will separate the meatballs to prevent them from sticking together.  Once frozen solid they can be removed and placed in a plastic freezer bag.  Visit sweetstackers.com!

Frozen meatballs can be thawed directly in a pot of pasta sauce on the stove top for a quick dinner.

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