Turkey Meatballs

close up of meatballs in red sauce garnished with chopped parsley and parmesan

Dinner | January 3, 2020 | By

Turkey Meatballs in marinara sauce ~ ground turkey meatballs loaded with flavor, cooked in marinara. Serve over pasta for a delicious, healthy meal.

If you think beef is the only way to go with meatballs, think again. These Turkey Meatballs are pan-seared then braised in rich homemade marinara for an easy weeknight dinner that’s gourmet enough to entertain with.

My husband calls them “fowl balls“. I can’t make this stuff up. Call them what you like – they’ll win over your pickiest eater.

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Roasted Tomato Marinara

Roasted Tomato Marinara ~ homemade tomato sauce from fresh roasted tomatoes is easier and tastier than you think. Use over your favorite pasta.

Dinner | August 25, 2017 | By

Roasted Tomato Marinara ~ fresh, homemade pasta sauce with garden or farm stand tomatoes, garlic, onion, olive oil and basil. Ladle over your favorite pasta for a delicious comforting meal. 

Am I the only one wondering where the summer has gone? I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day weekend, but I know it is because here in the Midwest we’re picking baskets of tomatoes almost daily. If you’re in the same boat or can’t pass a farm stand without buying a bushel of these red beauties, this recipe is for you.

Roasted Tomato Marinara pasta sauce is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Simple to make and roasting tomatoes (or any vegetable) intensifies their already delicious flavor. Isn’t it time you started hitting the sauce?

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20 Minute Asparagus Tortellini Marinara

Dinner, Some Gouda Times | June 22, 2016 | By

This 20 minute Asparagus Tortellini Marinara shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PickedAtPeak #CollectiveBias #ad

20 minute asparagus tortellini marinara

We had a bumper crop of tomatoes last year ~ I’m talking tomatogeddon, so store-bought sauce wasn’t on my radar. The tomato season here in the Midwest doesn’t last long though; usually 4-6 weeks at best, so we harvest, share, freeze, share and freeze some more until there’s no more room in the freezer. I chopped, roasted, sautéed and simmered my way to a freezer full of marinara (among other tomato dishes). But by early spring the only sign left of tomatogeddon and my homemade marinara was the faint aroma of garlic that refused to leave my fingertips. Actually, I kind of like that aroma, but that’s for another post. I used to make 20 Minute Asparagus Tortellini Marinara during ‘tomato season’, but a homemade marinara turned this 20 minute dish into 60. I was intrigued by the NEW Prego® Farmers’ Market sauces now available in Walmart stores. When I read the label ~ the same farm-fresh ingredients picked at just the right time that I use in my own homemade garden-fresh marinara ~ I jumped.

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