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Why I Love This Recipe
I'm really into make ahead foods. It's great when you've had a tiresome day, long for a homecooked meal and most of the work is already done.
Freeze Meatballs and use for many dishes!
Recipe is from Everyday Food magazine with some slight modifications.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 pound ground turkey
3 slices bacon finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
course salt and ground pepper
In a large bowl, combine turkey, bacon, parsley, garlic, cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Shape mixture into about 40 small meatballs.
Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 1 hour.
Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag.
Can keep frozen up to 3 months.
To cook frozen meatballs, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Bake 15 minutes. (Check for doneness as oven temperatures may vary).
This is a wonderful recipe that I've made several times.
You can use lean ground beef but I prefer turkey as the healthier choice.
I've tried this recipe with ground chicken but the meatballs were a little dry.
Use the meatballs as finger food or to make spaghetti and meatballs, to top pizzas or in soup.