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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spinach Turkey Meatballs

Another "thank God for Pinterest" recipe for you today. I think I've said it before, I am not the biggest Italian food fan but sometimes you just crave spaghetti and meatballs right? I try to use mostly ground turkey and keep our meals relatively healthy (I said relative okay?!) and these meatballs do just the trick! We had lots of leftovers that were easy to pop in the microwave for lunch or take to work.

1 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1lb ground turkey
1 egg beaten
1 cup bread crumbs (I had Panko in the pantry but Italian would be delicious)
3 tbsp chopped onion
1 tsp seasoned salt
Your favorite Italian pasta and sauce

1. In a bowl, combine spinach, egg, bread crumbs, onion and seasoned salt. 
2. Add turkey and mix well.
3. Form into whatever sized meatballs you'd like. I opted for 10 pool ball sized meatballs
4. Place in a greased baking dish
5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink
6. Serve with your favorite Italian pasta and sauce



Kenj said...

Oh wow, I usually make turkey meatballs, but I need to try this variation! YUM!

Claire Beeks said...

This looks just like a recipe I was going to make. Check out Guida de Laurentis' spaghetti nests...they are nests of spaghetti and spinach and you stick little balls of mozzerella and sauce in the nest for "eggs"...such a cute idea for kiddos!

Lauren said...

I have never attempted to make meatballs but this seems right up my alley so I'm thinking this recipe will be my first attempt :)

Jaime said...

This is off topic but Ruthie, you need this t-shirt! :) I <3 Mustaches

Janie Fox said...

You definitely need that t-shirt.

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Yum!! Those look fantastic! I love making food from pinterest.. what did we do before it??

RadiantKristen said...

These look great! I love the idea of adding in spinach too.

Carolyn said...

These sound AMAZING!! :)

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