Turkey Meatballs



Ingredients

1 lb ground turkey, lean or extra-lean
½ onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 carrot, shredded, chopped
1 egg
½ cup plain breadcrumbs
1-2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Combine in medium bowl ground turkey, onion, garlic, carrot, egg, breadcrumbs and seasonings. Mix well.

Using hands, form into medium-sized balls (about 1/3 cup) and place on greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F. Serves 4-8.

Serve with sauce of choice. A quick and easy tomato sauce: saute’ ½ onion and 1 garlic clove chopped in 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes (with juice). Season with ½ tsp dried basil, ½ tsp dried oregano, ½ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp dried thyme. Allow mixture to simmer for 20 minutes. Scrape all ingredients into blender and puree until smooth. Serve over meatballs and with pasta of choice.

Great way to use up extra veggies/herbs from the garden!