Turkey Meatballs Al Forno

This recipe for Turkey Meatballs Al Forno is a perfect cold weather comfort food dish. Courtesy of California Health & Longevity Institute® near Los Angeles, the Institute offers a holistic approach to healthy living that unites renowned experts in the fields of Medicine, Nutrition, Fitness, Life Balance and Spa.

Turkey Meatballs Al Forno
Recipes: Entrees
Serves: 8
  • 1/2 cup finely diced day-old bread, crust removed
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • Organic olive oil spray
  • 1 quart basic tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons. fresh chopped basil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine bread in small bowl with milk; let soak for 5 minutes.
  3. In large bowl, combine Parmesan, onion, parsley, eggs, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Mix to combine.
  4. Using your hands, squeeze the bread to press out the milk. Add soaked bread and ground turkey to onion mixture. With fingertips, combine all ingredients without over mixing.
  5. Using a 2 oz. scoop or by hand form mixture into 2-inch meatballs (aim for 16 meatballs for 8 servings of 2 meatballs each). place meatballs on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Spray meatballs lightly with organic olive oil spray.
  7. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Place meatballs on platter, spoon over tomato sauce, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.
The Institute serves 2 as an appetizer, but you could have 3-4 as an entree, as well. Serve leftover meatballs and sauce tucked into toasted pita bread, for a leaner meatball sandwich popular with teens and hearty diners, or in hearty lettuce leaves for a lean and green wrap.
By the Numbers
Serving size: 2 | Cal: 315


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