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Light Turkey MeatballsStock the freezer with these healthy basics and, when the mood strikes, try them in our Whole-Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs, Turkey-Meatball Salad with Roasted Peppers and Parmesan, or in Mini Barbecue Meatball Sliders.
  • 3 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (93 percent lean, dark meat)
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
servings:35
  1. Place bread in food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs with milk; set aside at least 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, scallions, garlic, parsley, egg, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and breadcrumb mixture; mix gently with a fork.
  3. With hands, form mixture into balls, each equal to 2 level tablespoons; arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. To freeze, place baking sheet with meatballs in the freezer, and freeze for 1 hour to set their shape; transfer frozen meatballs to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.
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Light Turkey Meatballs

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Stock the freezer with these healthy basics and, when the mood strikes, try them in our Whole-Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs, Turkey-Meatball Salad with Roasted Peppers and Parmesan, or in Mini Barbecue Meatball Sliders.
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Ingredients

  • 3 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (93 percent lean, dark meat)
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. 1Place bread in food processor; pulse until fine crumbs form. In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs with milk; set aside at least 5 minutes.
  2. 2In a large bowl, combine turkey, scallions, garlic, parsley, egg, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and breadcrumb mixture; mix gently with a fork.
  3. 3With hands, form mixture into balls, each equal to 2 level tablespoons; arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. 4To freeze, place baking sheet with meatballs in the freezer, and freeze for 1 hour to set their shape; transfer frozen meatballs to an airtight container or resealable plastic bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.

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  • Turkey meatballs-recipe

    star55

    Sounds very nice.
    I think every chef I have seen make meatballs--has squeezed the excess milk from the bread.
    I usually use dry bread crumb.
    And 2-eggs. Store bought ground turkey usually contains water.
    Now I grind whole turkey breast at home.
    Maybe leaving in the milk (just the right amount) would fix the dryness of freshly ground turkey breast.
    I've been adding olive oil--also.
    Diced onion also helps with moisture.
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