I’m always on the lookout for good meatball recipes, especially if they are made with ground turkey. A friend of mine gave me this recipe for turkey ricotta meatballs over a year ago and I finally had a chance to try it out. It’s a winner! I served it with spaghetti squash and a little marinara sauce and it was delicious!
Turkey Ricotta Meatballs
1 pound of lean ground turkey
½ cup part skim ricotta cheese
½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh parley
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Black pepper
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, ricotta cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together and form into 18 -24 meatballs.
Heat a non-stick pan and spray with cooking spray. Brown the meatballs for a few minutes on each side; you are not cooking the meatballs just browning them. Transfer the meatballs to a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Bake the turkey ricotta meatballs in the oven for about 15 minutes or until done.
Serve these ricotta turkey meatballs plain or with marinara sauce. We ate them with spaghetti squash which I had baked in the oven. Serves 4.