Turkey Meatballs With Tomato Sauce – these easy meatballs are baked and not fried. Served with a homemade light tomato sauce. The perfect 30-minute meal.
Turkey Meatballs With Tomato Sauce
Need a healthy, delicious and filling dinner in a hurry? Look no further! These 30 minute Turkey Meatballs With Tomato Sauce will do the trick. They are moist, tender and full of flavor. My husband never found out they were made with turkey. He thought they were made with beef.
Before the holidays start, I am trying to lose a few pounds before the pies, fudges and cakes come into my house. As you can imagine, dieting is not easy and sometimes can be boring. My trick is to make the same meals I usually cook in a healthier way.
Substituting ground turkey breast with beef makes a whole lot of difference without skimping on the flavor. Next, I bake them and they still turn out golden and delicious without the need to fry them.
Plus, it makes for an easier cleanup. And finally, using a light tomato sauce instead of a creamy one will save you a few calories.
If you want, you can double these Turkey Meatballs With Tomato Sauce batch and freeze or just leave them in the fridge and heat when needed. They will make the best leftovers.
Usually, I serve these meatballs over brown rice or quinoa. They are great with spaghetti as well. I just eat mine with steamed veggies.
I hope you can try these delicious Turkey Meatballs With Tomato Sauce at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 1 Lb of Ground Turkey Breast
- 1 Egg lightly beaten
- 1 Teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Tomato Paste
- 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 3/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
- 1 Clove Garlic minced
- 1/2 Medium onion chopped finely
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 Medium Onion minced
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
- 1 Teaspoon Tomato Paste
- 1 Teaspoon dried Oregano
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
- 28 oz Can of Tomato Puree
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400° F
Add nonstick spray to a large sheet pan
In a large bowl place all the meatball ingredients together and mix until combined
Shape meatballs with your hand (about the size of golf balls) and place them on the sheet pan
Bake for 20 minutes or until browned and fully cooked
Remove from oven and place them inside the tomato sauce
For Tomato Sauce
In a large skillet, add the oil on medium heat
Cook the onions until softened, 3-4 minutes
Add the garlic, sugar and oregano. Cook for 1-2 minutes
Add the tomato paste and tomato puree. Cook until the sauce starts boiling
Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer
Add the cooked meatballs and coat them with the sauce
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