Ground turkey meatballs braised in flavor-rich marinara.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: spaghetti and meatballs, turkey meatballs
1/2cupProgresso Italian Style breadcrumbsor your favorite brand
1/4cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1/2cupfinely chopped fresh spinachstems removed and chopped
2tablespoonsfinely chopped flat leaf parsley
1small onion finely chopped
1 1/2tablespoonstomato paste
1medium onion diced
small pinch crushed red pepperoptional
1/2cupred winewhatever kind you’ll be drinking with the meal
28ouncecan crushed tomatoes
1/4cupflat leaf parsley chopped
Add the turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan, spinach, parsley, onion, Worcestershire, tomato paste, salt and pepper to a medium size bowl.
Blend together using your hands then roll into about golf ball size balls.
Add a drizzle of olive oil to a deep skillet or pot. When the oil is warm, add the meatballs searing on 2 sides. NOTE: the meatballs will NOT be cooked through at this point. As they brown, remove them from the skillet or pot and reserve.
In the same pot add another drizzle of olive oil and the garlic, crushed red pepper and onions. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat stirring so the garlic doesn’t burn. When the onions are soft, fold in the tomato paste, cooking 3-4 minutes.
Pour in the wine, reduce the heat and simmer about 5 minutes then stir in crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper and parsley. Once the sauce is combined, transfer the meatballs to the pot.
Cover and simmer 25-30 minutes then stir in the basil and cook another 2-3 minutes. Serve over your favorite pasta.