Here's a super easy recipe with minimal prep/clean-up for turkey meatballs that can make your meatball sub dreams come true! Or they pair equally well with zoodles depending upon what side of the diet spectrum you're on. 😆
The secret ingredient, as always, is Suhey Peppers. 🌶🕺🏻
Let's get baking! It's important to note that we are baking meat here and not cookies in case we lost your attention with that statement.
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup breadcrumbs (Panko or Italian-seasoned)
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs (basil, parsley, or chives a combo, plus additional for serving)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes - optional
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey (keep in your refrigerator until the last possible second)
1 large egg
1/4 cup Suhey Peppers
- Prepared pasta sauce
- Cooked pasta or zucchini noodles (aka zoodles)
- or split and toasted hoagie buns
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cheese, bread crumbs, herbs, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, pepper, and red pepper flakes and stir well to combine. Add the turkey. In a small bowl, beat the egg, then add it to the meat mixture. Add the Suhey Peppers (strain excess oil from peppers and set aside.) With a fork or your fingers, mix just until combined, being careful not to compact the meat.
With a scoop or spoon, scoop the meat and shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. You will have about 20 meatballs total. Brush the tops of the meatballs with the oil from the Suhey Peppers.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. As an alternate way to check, a meatball in the center of the baking sheet should be fully cooked through when cut in half.
While the meatballs cook, warm the sauce and any other items you’d like to serve them with (pasta, hoagie buns, zoodles, etc.). Serve the meatballs hot, topped with the sauce, herbs, and additional Suhey Peppers on top! 🌶
Plate/Bowl by habibi ceramics
Recipe adapted from this Well Plated recipe