Julie requested help with a recipe for her 6-year-old son who has a number of food allergies. He loves spaghetti and meatballs, but the challenge is finding a recipe that doesn't call for eggs or dairy products. Since meatballs without eggs and cheese can be dry and bland, we used pantry staples like dried herbs and seasonings along with ground turkey to make these meatballs tasty and easy to prepare. Serve over your favorite pasta and tomato sauce.
- 2 pounds ground turkey thighs
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine ground turkey with onion, garlic, basil, oregano, parsley and salt in a medium bowl.
Place a baking rack into a baking sheet (alternately, line a baking sheet with foil). Roll turkey mixture into 24 meatballs and place them on the rack. Bake until meatballs are completely cooked through, about 30 minutes.
Per serving: 340 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 130mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 1g carbohydrates (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 36g protein.
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