Pizza Meatballs

Pizza Meatballs

Pizza Meatballs


Try these Pizza Meatballs – it has green pepper, mushrooms, bulk turkey, as well as ground turkey breast.  (This is Diabetic Friendly!)

Pizza Meatballs Recipe

Pizza Meatballs

1 cup fresh cremini or button mushrooms, finely chopped

½ cup finely chopped green sweet pepper

½ cup finely chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

¾ cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs (about 1 slice)

1 egg white, lightly beaten

1 ½ tsp. dried Italian seasoning crushed

1/8 tsp. pepper

8 oz. uncooked bulk turkey sausage

8 oz. ground turkey breast

1 cup shredded reduced-fat Italian four-cheese blend (4 oz.)

1 ½ cups low-sodium pasta sauce, heated

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium heat.   Add mushrooms, green pepper, and onion.  Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.  Stir in garlic and set aside.

In a large bowl combine bread crumbs, egg white, Italian seasoning, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.  Stir in mushrooms mixture.  Add turkey sausage, turkey breast and cheese; mix well.

Line a 15×10 inch baking pan with foil.  Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.  Using wet hands, shape meat mixture into (24) twenty-four 1 ½ inch meatballs; place in prepared pan.  Bake 20 minutes or until done (160 F.)  Serve meatballs with sauce.                      24 meatballs


(Recipe for Pizza Meatballs came from Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes, December 28, 2009)