Baked Turkey Parmesan Meatballs

It’s officially 2014 and for the second year in a row I’m not succumbing to the typical diet resolution.  After years of failed New Year’s Resolutions I decided to concentrate on something else besides dieting or working out.  I am keeping the same one from last year as well (boring I know).  As I have grown older and started a family of my own I realize even more what family means to me.  I would like to spend more time with my family, whether it be trips, family dinners or just spending quality time chatting with one another.

One of my dear friends just adopted a precious little girl a couple of days before Christmas.  A bunch of us rallied together to pitch in for some meals so that the new parents could spend some quality time as a family.  Hearing their story and listening to other adoption stories has my heart pounding.  I’ve always had a special connection to kids and have always considered adoption for our family.

Baked Turkey Parmesan Meatballs

I don’t know if, when, or how we will adopt in the future but it is definitely a possibility.  Whenever I hear or listen to someones story my eyes immediately start to tear up and I want to just go save every single one of them.  As of right now we are leaving everything up to GOD and letting him place a little girl or boy in our family when the time is right.  We are still very much open to having more kids of our own but why not bring another loving baby into your home who needs one.

I know this isn’t the typical writing post but I really felt like sharing what is going on in my head and heart this year.  Whether you have a friend or family member needing a meal this year these meatballs would be perfect for them.  They are also kid friendly.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Baked Turkey Parmesan Meatballs


Baked Turkey Parmesan Meatballs

Ingredients:

1.2 pounds of lean ground turkey
1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
1/2 cup marinara sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients except for the marinara sauce. Using your hands mix everything together.

Line a baking sheet with non-stick foil. Using a two teaspoon scoop or spoon roll the mixture into small balls. Place on foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with marinara sauce and a little bit of cheese. Place back in oven for 3-5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Place on a hoagie or eat with spaghetti noodles.

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12 comments on “Baked Turkey Parmesan Meatballs”

  1. Turkey meatballs are my husbands favorite meal!!! Happy New Year friend!

  2. What a sweet post. Congrats to your friend!

    These meatballs look delicious! Happy New Year!

  3. Adoption is such a wonderful gift! So are these meatballs-yum!

  4. What a sweet outpouring of your heart…I hope you get everything you want! What would be better than a houseful of kids to serve these delicious meatballs!!

  5. This is my kind of dinner! And adoption is such a beautiful thing! Opening your heart to another little one!!

  6. Yum!! Those look amazing! Bless your heart for opening up to the idea of adoption! I hope it all works out for you. All the best for this 2014!

  7. omgosh HOW SWEET!

    and how yummy these meatballs look! The perfect thing to bring!

  8. What a delicious-sounding recipe – thanks for sharing! Also, I LOVE that wooden serving plate!

  9. I love that you are thinking about adoption for your family someday! I think about it for our own from time to time, but I’m not sure if it’s right for us yet. We’ll see… in the meantime, drooling over these yummy meatballs!

  10. I know a few people who’ve adopted and I think its an amazing thing to do! And I also think these meatballs are something I need to make asap! My family really loves meatballs and these look fabulous! Happy New Year my friend! Xo

  11. Now these are my kind of appetizers! Looks incredible! 🙂

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