Tweeked it a bit to make GF by using a chopped up wrap then put half a jar of pasta sauce and half a jar of water in a pan, brought to the boil, added meatballs and simmered with lid on for 15 minutes and 15 minutes with lid off.
Great recipe. The veggies adds moisture and flavor to the meatballs and it has VEGGIES. My picky eater kids love it. Used 2 lbs of meat and 1/2 cup of veggies.
For a leaner (and different style) meatball I thought these were great! Instead of their suggestion of using light and dark meat turkey, I used 1 lb of all white meat lean turkey and 1/2 lb of lean ground pork (it only added 7 calories per meatball if you're making the 30 as stated and probably added more flavor). I didn't separate out the egg yolk (this recipe was made in the '90s...), used a little bit more carrot and zucchini by accident (measuring while shredding is difficult), and a minced my garlic. I find that using a mini muffin pan is great for meatballs - no roll aways!!
We thought these were very good. I used a 20 ounce package of ground turkey, and it yielded about 20 meatballs. I didn't find the meatballs to have a tremendous amount of flavor, but they were good, easy, and I'll make them again. We don't eat carbs, so I served it with CL's basic marinara and roasted green beans.
I made these for my 1 year old. I used lean turkey, parmesan cheese straight from Italy (thanks to my in-laws for bringing that home in their carry on!), and omitted the onion (I just didn't have any on hand). I also added 3/4 cup zuchinni and 1/4 cup carrot because I need to hide the green veggies from my daughter because she won't touch them otherwise. Once they came out of the oven, I had to try one and boy am I glad I did! These are GREAT! I am afraid that I will have to make another batch for my daughter because my husband and I might eat them all! :)
I love these meatballs and have been making them for years. I always double the recipe when cooking and that way I can buy the family pak of turkey and only create the mess one time. I divide into 4 packs and freeze. Simply throw into some sauce and heat thru - very easy future meals.
I thought these were extremely bland. You really need a good marinara sauce with a lot of flavor to compensate. I'm not sure what would help these - maybe a different herb than parsley or a different cheese. My toddler ate these and I was happy to sneak some veggies in his dinner.
I had regular onion instead of green and used 1/2 turkey breast, 1/2 regular ground turkey. Otherwise, it was the same recipe. Yum. Cooked them in the morning, added to rhu's marinara to warm in the evening for meatball subs. 30 small meatballs.
very tasty! this will be my turkey meatball recipe.
These were so easy to make! I thought they were fun, different, and a great way to get some more vegetables into a meal. I also made CL's Rhu's Marinara Sauce, which was the perfect amount of spicy. My boyfriend and I agreed that it was a great combination. This will go into regular rotation at my house
I made these last night and they were fantastic. I didn't have zucchini at home so I added some more shredded carrots. I also probably added a bit more Parmesan cheese because I love it. I ended up with 22 meatballs-- I just made them a little bigger than they were supposed to be. Made buttered, parmesan noodles and peas with the meatballs. Definitely a winner!
These are delicious! I also cooked the onions, carrots and celery for about 3 minutes to soften them before mixing into the meat. I also added crushed red pepper for a little kick. Other than that, followed the recipe as is. I used a small ice cream scoop to measure and form the meatballs, which was perfect, it made exactly 30 meatballs, and my hands never touched the meat (I mix it together with a potato masher). I served with Rhu's Marinara Sauce and spaghetti squash instead of pasta. It was a big hit for friends and family. I have already made this twice in one month, as requested by my husband. Yum!
Soooo delicious! I sauted the onion and garlic first because sometimes it can be too harsh if mixed in raw. And I may have added a little extra cheese, but that can never hurt!
These are out-of-control good! I only used 1 pound of turkey and adjusted the breadcrumbs just a bit...they turned out perfect. My boyfriend LOVED them. My sister asked for an app recipe to take to a party and I gave her this one...she was very happy with the results. I didn't use any sauce...just served them plain as the main dish and made Penne w/Pancetta,Spinach&Crumb topping from CL as side dish. YUM!
These are awesome and so easy. I forgot the green onion, used cilantro instead of parsley, kosher ground turkey one pound instead of 1.5 and a whole egg. I also used extra garlic. I used the broiler pan as instructed and turned once. No sticking or burning. They taste great on their own.
Super easy, super delicious recipe- great way to sneak in extra veggies. Used a whole egg, and added a bit of ground red pepper for a kick. Also added extra garlic. Served with whole wheat spaghetti with roasted red pepper sauce, a cranberry, feta and candied nuts salad and some great whole grain bread.