Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs Recipe How to make Marinara Sauce

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Jun. 04, 2016

Recipe for Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs


Onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , dice
Extra virgin olive oil 4 Tablespoon
Garlic cloves 3 , mince
Italian seasoned bread crumbs 5 Tablespoon
Milk 6 Tablespoon (or Low Sodium Chicken Broth/Stock)
Hot italian turkey sausage 1 Pound
Ground turkey 1 Pound
Crushed red pepper 1 Teaspoon (optional)
Italian parsley 3 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Fresh oregano 2 Teaspoon
Fresh basil 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Fresh thyme 1 Tablespoon
Parmesan cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , grated
Black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
All purpose seasoning 1 Teaspoon (Grand Diamond)
Egg 1 , beaten
Kosher salt To Taste
Mozzarella cheese To Taste (cut into ½ inch squares)


Getting Ready

Preheat oven to 425 degrees


Preheat a medium sized skillet over medium-high heat with the olive oil. Sauté the onions until translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute. Pour into a large bowl and cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients. Combine and mix the bread crumbs and milk (or broth/stock).

To the large bowl of onions and garlic, add the Italian sausage, ground turkey, crushed red pepper, Italian parsley, oregano, thyme, basil, parmesan cheese, black pepper, Grand Diamond All Purpose seasoning, and egg. Mix to combine. (Tip: Make a small patty the size of a quarter, cook it, and taste for seasoning.) After tasting add salt to taste.

Using a small cookie scoop, combine 2 scoops of the mixture per meat ball, place a piece of mozzarella in the center and roll into a ball. Place on a lined baking sheet. Repeat until all of the mixture is done.

Bake at 425 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. 


Serve with your favorite marinara or pasta sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2522Calories from Fat 1417

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 156 g240%

Saturated Fat 36 g180%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 6214 mg258.92%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 192 g384%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet