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.
- 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.