Dunkable Turkey Meatballs

This heartfelt recipe provides a great opportunity for practicing the art of sharing among loved ones.
Feb 06, 2013

Ages

4-6

What you need:

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1⁄4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • Olive oil for greasing pan
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought

What to do:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, milk, garlic, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the torn bread, stir to combine, and let sit for ten minutes until the bread has absorbed most of the liquid. 
  3. Mash bread with a fork to form a paste. Stir in ground turkey and mix well. Chill mixture.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously coat a cookie sheet with olive oil. Slightly moisten hands with water and form 1 tbsp. turkey mixture into a small ball and place on prepared pan. Repeat with remaining mixture. (You should have about 35 meatballs.)
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm and fully cooked.
  6. Warm the marinara sauce over low heat or in the microwave.
  7. Remove meatballs from baking sheet and serve on a plate alongside sauce.
  8. The meatballs can also be made in advance, placed in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerated for three to four days, or frozen for up to six weeks.
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