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Large turkey meatballs in a skillet with homemade tomato sauce.
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Italian Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Meatballs are always a crowd pleaser. These Italian Turkey Meatballs happily wallow in a pan of easy, homemade tomato sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Healthy Dinner Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 336.2kcal


The Meatballs:

The Sauce:


The Meatballs:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the ground turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Divide the mixture into 8 portions, form into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    Raw turkey meatballs on a baking sheet.
  • Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

The Sauce:

  • Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, bring the sauce to a boil, and then simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley and basil.
    Homemade tomato sauce with minced parsley in a large skillet.
  • Nestle the meatballs into the sauce and spoon sauce over to coat the meatballs.
    Baked turkey meatballs in a tomato sauce, all in a large skillet.
  • Serve over pasta or rice, or on their own.


Weight Watchers Points: 5 (Blue - Freestyle SmartPoints), 5 (Green), 5 (Purple)


Serving: 2Meatballs + 3/4 Cup Sauce | Calories: 336.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.3g | Protein: 30.1g | Fat: 12.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 126.5mg | Sodium: 946mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 16.1g