It’s been a while since I’ve done a recipe post. After posting on Instagram Stories my family’s FAVORITE meatball recipe, I wanted to share the recipe with y’all.
Now, if you know me in real life, PLEASE DO NOT TELL MY HUSBAND my little secret about these meatballs. These meatballs use turkey instead of ground beef and my turkey adverse husband has yet to notice. However, he LOVES these meatballs. I’m not kidding when I say that my entire family absolutely loves these meatballs!!
They’re super easy to make – they take only about 20 minutes bake time and you can use these even in your kids’ school lunches! My kids love to take these to school and dip in either ketchup or ranch dressing.
This recipe uses oats instead of breadcrumbs so it doesn’t cause me to bloat like crazy after devouring them. So if you’re looking for a healthier meatball option, this one might be the one for you! Also, I double the recipe below for my family because we love them so much! So keep that in mind if you decide to make these tonight for dinner!
Oh, and also, these are super tasty in the Swedish Meatball recipe in the 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget cookbook. I make these meatballs and then make the sauce from that recipe in the cookbook. I also use these meatballs in spaghetti and meatballs; the rice and meatballs recipe from Trim Healthy Table.
Also, you can freeze whatever you have leftover and then bam! Another easy-to-make weeknight meal! If you want more freezer meal ideas, head here for the 100 Days of Summer Freezer Meals.
Okay, so if you’re looking for a super easy dinner idea for tonight, this is it! Seriously, it doesn’t take much time and will quickly become a family favorite! Oh and if you have a stand mixer – use the paddle to mix the ingredients and you’ll be able to whip these up even faster!
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt; 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes (or less if you prefer less spice)
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix everything together until well combined.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Form meatballs about 1 inch in diameter and place on baking sheet.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until done.
- ***I double this recipe for my family.
If you try these, please let me know what you think about them below!
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