Garlic & Herb Cheesy Turkey Meatballs

Do any of you ever feel like you run out of things to eat? You know you have to eat, but you have no idea what to cook. And you know for a fact you aren’t in the mood for the basic chicken and fish. This happens to me all the time. I love to cook but sometimes I just run out of things to cook.

What makes it even worse is the rare occasion that my husband takes something out without any indication of what he wants me to cook with whatever meat he’s taken out.

This time it was ground turkey. “You want this for dinner?” I asked him with a total tone of confusion. To which he responds, “uh I don’t know. I just took something out.”

Turkey burgers? Eh. Turkey meatloaf? Nah. Stuffed peppers? Kids… What the heck was I supposed to do with this ground turkey?

I went the entire day without a clue what to cook. All I knew was we were having ground turkey and probably asparagus because we’d had some in the fridge that was about 2 days from going bad. Worse case scenario I was just going to season it up and toss it around in a frying pan and serve it up as is. Ground turkey. Yum.

Booooring!

Well, my creativity did not fail me today. I opened the fridge and saw some Parmesan cheese and that’s when it dawned on me. We were having cheesy meatballs! These meatballs were so good y’all. My husband asked me twice if I actually made them or if I bought them. Stamp of approval right there. Enough said!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs (or crushed saltines if you’re like me)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix all of your ingredients in a bowl
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan on medium heat
  4. Mold the meatball mixture into balls whatever size you choose
  5. Brown them slightly in the pan (you may need to do this in 2 rounds)
  6. Transfer the meatballs to a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through

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