This Turkey Meatball Parmesan is so yummy. It was like a gooey meatball sub without the bread. I served these with penne, but the next time I make these I'm going to skip the pasta and slap it on a roll.
|It's like a lightened up version of this recipe.|
Turkey Meatball Parmesan (serves 4)
1 lb of ground turkey
1-2 cloves minced garlic (use as much as you want if you love garlic)
1 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp dried parsley
1 jar of your favorite sauce. I like Aldi's organic marinara.
4 slices of provolone or mozzarella cheese
Pasta or Italian Bread
Mix turkey, garlic, onion, parley, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties. I used a 1/2 cup measuring cup and then flattened them a bit to make a patty. They were all uniform, and I knew just how much meat was there. Place them in a non-stick skillet and cook until they reach 165. Cover them with sauce and cook a few minutes more. After the sauce has reduced a little and you can see the tops of your patties, add the cheese. Give it a few minutes more to melt the cheese and serve. The next time I make these I am going to place the patty on a thick slice of Italian bread and pair it with a big salad.
With the pasta this meal came in under 500 calories, which I thought was pretty good. I also liked the turkey. It had a really meaty and hearty flavor. I wouldn't have known it wasn't ground beef. It was a hit with the family. It's always a trick getting everyone to enjoy dinner, but this was a favorite.
Hope you have a fantastic day!