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Turkey-Pesto Meatballs

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 36
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Ready in 45 minutes, this savory meatball dish is made with ground turkey and creamy basil pesto sauce. They're great over pasta or in a meatball sub.

Bree Hester Recipe by Bree Hester
December 8, 2011

Ingredients

2
lb ground turkey breast
1 1/2
cups Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
1/2
cup basil pesto
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2
eggs whites

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with sides or 15x10-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined. Shape mixture into balls; place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs reads 165°F.

Expert Tips

These meatballs are delicious over pasta, but also make a great meatball sub, or cut them into pieces as a pizza topping.

These meatballs freeze really well. Freeze them individually on a cookie sheet, and when frozen solid, place in a freezer plastic bag.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
81.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5.8g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Cholesterol
18.2mg
6%
Sodium
136.1mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
0.5g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
6.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
2.60%
3%
Calcium
3.90%
4%
Iron
3.70%
4%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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