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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Skinny Italian Spinach Meatballs

We absolutely love these meatballs. They are delicious, packed with flavor, healthy, super easy to make and they sneak in veggies, too! We like to place ours on top of a bed of whole grain ziti, sprinkled with a little shredded italian cheese. Yum!

With 1 pound of ground turkey you can get anywhere from 24 to 30 meatballs.

1 lb turkey ground
1 tbsp olive oil
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of all liquid
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 large egg
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh parsley
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
salt and pepper

Wet bread with water then mash up with your hands. Add to large bowl and combine with ground turkey, chopped spinach, egg, garlic, parsley, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients well until thoroughly combined. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, measure meat, then divide in two so that each meatball is 1/8th of a cup. Roll into little meatballs.

Heat oven to 400. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and drizzle with EVOO. Place each meatball on the baking sheet. Bake until meatballs are golden brown and reach 170 degrees internal temperature, about 30 minutes.

recipe adapted from Skinny Taste 

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