One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs

Published on Jan 4, 2016
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

This post is sponsored by Prego®. All opinions are my own.

One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyPeople. You are going to DIE at how delicious these meatballs are. I’m not even joking you. Like shut the front door good!

Juicy doesn’t even describe them. They melt. in. your. mouth. If I had one wish at this very moment, it would be to feed you a meatball through your phone screen, computer screen, iPad screen, tablet, or laptop screen. Did I miss anyone? First of all, like whoa. I can’t even collect my thoughts because this dish was THAT good. Award winning! Tired of me bragging yet? I challenge you. Make them for yourself and tell me that they aren’t worth fawning over. I dare you!

Geesh. Now that all of that is out of the way, let’s talk about WHY you need to make these immediately.

Did you catch my One Pot Chicken & Broccoli Tortellini I posted back towards the end of October? Well, my mission in that recipe was one thing: simple. I wanted a quick & easy meal that could be thrown together in one pot. Nailed it.  I’m back at it again because time isn’t slowing down (it’s nearly the end of the year!), and if I need more super simple meals in my repertoire, then I’m betting you do too.

While these will take a little longer than 30 minutes, they’re less than an hour and worth every second of the extra time. While you’re waiting for them to finish, you can prep your sides. A salad would be most excellent and fresh bread would be a nice touch. You don’t even need pasta but if you’d like some then by all means boil up your favorite pasta noodles!

One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyYou may already have everything you need on hand. First and foremost, I made sure I used one of my favorite pasta sauces. Prego Traditional Pasta Sauce was simply beautiful in this recipe. What I love about Prego is that it tastes homemade. Homemade with real ingredients you can taste and see! The rest of your ingredients are as follows: ground turkey, bread crumbs, onion diced, fresh chopped basil, egg, ricotta, and salt and pepper.

One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyGet yourself a large bowl and start throwing everything in!

One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyOne Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyOne Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyForm the ground turkey mixture into 12 evenly sized meatballs. The easiest way to get uniform meatballs would be to use an ice cream scoop. Two inch-sized are perfect!

One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyBrown quickly on the stove-top before popping these babies into the oven. Be very careful when you turn them (especially if your pot is crowded like mine is). These little guys are so tender that they will crush easy, so be gentle!

One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyOne Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyOne Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs // You won't believe how delicious these meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread! | Tried and TastyOnce you’ve poured your Prego Traditional sauce over the top, bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (if you’ve got a meat thermometer). Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and a little bit of fresh chopped basil. Enjoy!

One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 127 kcal
Author: Yvonne

You won't believe how delicious these One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs are! Perfectly juicy & wonderfully healthy, would be great with your favorite pasta or even alone with a side salad and fresh bread!

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Ingredients

  • 1 26 oz Prego Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 c. ricotta
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. fresh chopped basil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Garnish

  • 1/4 c. fresh grated parmesan
  • 1/4 c. fresh chopped basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.    

  2. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.

  3. Divide ground turkey mixture into about 12 uniform meatballs.

  4. Heat pot over medium-heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add meatballs and brown on all sides.

  5. Cover with Prego Traditional Italian Sauce. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until done and have reached a temperature of 165 F. Garnish with grated parmesan and basil.

Recipe Notes

Don't have breadcrumbs? No problem! Toast 3 slices of bread & cool completely, then blend on high speed until pulverized into crumbs!

Adapted from Cooking Light September 2008 Issue

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 224mg 9%
Potassium 186mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 12.6%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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9 comments about “One Pot Savory Turkey Meatballs

    1. Yvonne

      Hmm… I’m not very good at food alergies and substitutions. If you left it out they wouldn’t be as moist, so I’m not sure what you could replace it with. I’m sorry!

  1. Emilia Walker

    That looks delicious. Let me give you one tip – next time try replacing the breadcrumbs with corn flower. The taste is EXQUISIT!

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