Thursday, September 18, 2008

Turkey-Ricotta Meatballs

These meatballs are on page 18, but not online for some reason. They are very flavorful and I definitely recommend them. I did sub half seasoned breadcrumbs, so maybe that helped:

Turkey-Ricotta Meatballs

1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs (I used seasoned)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt (probably needed a little more)
1 lb lean ground turkey

Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients and shape into about 18 meatballs. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add meatballs and brown on all sides (mine started falling apart right here). Remove from skillet and transfer to broiler pan and bake for 15 minutes or until done (I used a regular pan).

Throw them on spaghetti with some sauce in a jar and eat it all until your belly feels full.


wirrek said...

I always bake my meatballs. It just works better!

Mel said...

I made these again yesterday to throw in the freezer and give some to a new mom. I had to use the ricotta since I paid $4 for it!