Easy Homemade Meatballs: Healthy Dinner Kids Love in Under 30 Minutes
Sometimes a commitment to “Real Food” or “Whole Foods” feels like we’re cutting out “kid foods.” Pshaw! Not here at The W.
These kid-approved homemade meatballs are on the table in under 30 minutes, start to finish. Eat clean, and enjoy!
- 1 lb lean ground turkey (organic free-range or kosher pref.; I use 93%-7%)
- 1 egg, beaten (organic free-range pref.)
- 1/3 cup whole wheat panko OR rolled oats
- 1-2 tsp each dried oregano, basil, & thyme
- olive oil
Grease 9×13 baking dish with olive oil (I use a refillable spray pump). Place in oven, then preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In medium mixing bowl, mix together turkey, egg, panko/oats, and seasonings. Remove heated baking dish from oven. With clean hands, roll meat mixture into golfball-sized meatballs in your palms. Place meatballs in baking dish, about 1 inch apart.
Bake 15 minutes, turn meatballs over, and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Yield: 15-18 meatballs.
Serve with whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce, or a tasty dipping sauce of your choice! Can be refrigerated up to one week, or frozen. Recipe can easily be multiplied.
I usually like to make extras for another meal, too.
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