Oh My!… Italian Turkey Meatballs

I was having my brother and his new wife over for dinner not too long ago, and I was kind of at a loss of what to make for her. My brother had sent me a text message that said that she didn’t eat red meat. That didn’t even seem possible. I know that he loves a nice steak, and that’s what I had planned on doing. I wanted to make her feel comfortable though, so I wanted to make something that everyone was eating. I didn’t want her to feel like I made her a separate meal.
For some reason, the one thing that kept coming back to mind was meatballs. I knew I couldn’t do ground beef meatballs though, because red meat and all. That’s when I saw the ground turkey in the grocery store. Well, who would have thought. I never had bought it before, but I was going to this time.
After doing a quick search, I found these turkey meatballs on All Recipes. That was going to work out just perfectly. They sounded amazing, and they looked really good too. I made them up and tossed them in the crock pot while I waited for their arrival.

Let someone else plan your dinner for a change. This is a good one!


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Eggland’s Best egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Mix turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, and salt together in a large bowl. Form meat mixture with wet hands into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter without handling or packing too hard.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 20 minutes . An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).