Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatball Recipe.
While it’s largely known as an Italian dish, spaghetti and meatballs actually didn’t originate there. Sure, Italy has their own version of meatballs, but they’re different than what you’ve likely had in the past. They’re called polpettes, and are primarily eaten sans spaghetti.
This meatball recipe is made in a deep skillet with lean ground turkey and stuffed with mozzarella cheese and your favorite marinara sauce.Print
- one and a half pounds lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
- 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
- Mozzarella cheese sticks cut into cubes
- Salt to taste
- Ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- One egg
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Place mozzarella into freezer for about one hour to harden.
- Start by finely chopping fresh parsley and cilantro.
- Dicing onion into very small pieces.
- Add onions and herbs to turkey ground meat.
- Whisking egg add to mixture. Along with ground black pepper, salt, dried oregano, and breadcrumbs.
- Using hands combine and mix ingredients together.
- Taking about 2 tablespoons of ground meat using palms roll into a ball.
- When finished set meat balls aside and place into refrigerator for about 30 minutes to become more solidified.
- After 30 minutes remove from refrigerator.
- Take an individual meatballs, place in palm of hand and taking two fingers press gently into the center of the meat ball to create a hollow.
- Placing cheese into center, and using a gentle pitching motion seal cheese inside.
- Set aside
- Preheat skillet using medium heat.
- Add olive oil.
- Add meatballs.
- Rotate meat balls from side to side to allow browning on all sides.
- In a deep skillet add 1 to 1 1/2 jar of pasta sauce.
- Bring sauce to a simmer using medium high heat.
- Add meatballs.
- Reduce flame to low heat, Cover with a lid and simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Serve with pasta, rice or with Italian bread.