Turkey Pesto Meatballs

21 Jul

I love me some meatballs. When my Momma would make meatballs, she always made a huge pot of them (She tends to make a lot of everything really), and every time I would walk past the pot I would dive in for a meatball. They were just THAT good.

These are NOT my Momma’s meatballs, but they are still pretty delicious. My Mom would make beef meatballs, and these are turkey. Although I think this recipe would taste delicious made with either beef, turkey, chicken, even lamb. You can buy store bought pesto but ever since I made my own homemade pesto, I haven’t gone back (Although, I have to admit, Whole Foods makes a delicious pesto). But I digress…

Turkey Pesto Meatballs

Adapted from Baked Bree’s Turkey Pesto Meatballs

  • 2lbs ground turkey breast
  • 1.5 cups bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup pesto (recipe to follow)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 egg whites
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix everything together in a big bowl. Take a large baking sheet and stick a wire rack on top. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on wire rack. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until meatballs are browned. Serve over pasta or in a sandwich.

BONUS RECIPE!

Homemade Pesto

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 5 cups of basil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1.5 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Combine pine nuts, garlic, basil and Parmesan in a food processor. While the food processor is on, slowly add the olive oil until fully combined. Add salt and pepper. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator.

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