Baked Turkey Meatballs with Tomato Cream Sauce

Happy Sunday! I was craving some comfort cook and something I could use for dinner and make some tasty left overs. I found this AMAZING recipe at Annies Eats, and it did not disappoint! I did adapt this recipe with what I had on hand as the original recipe calls for Chicken.. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

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Recipe as follows:

 

INGREDIENTS

For the sauce:

  • 1 28oz can whole tomatoes
  • 1 TBLS butter
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/1/2 TBLS tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Pinch crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the meatballs:

  • 1/2 Cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 up diced onion
  • 2 tsp Italian Season
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper ( 1/2 tsp of each)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 Egg ( beaten)
  • 1 LB ground turkey 
  • 2 TBLS olive oil

Topping:

  • 4 Oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 TBLS Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS 

Sauce: Combine all ingredients together ( I mix with my hands) Be sure not to over mix. 

Blend the whole tomatoes in food processor until smooth, Melt butter over med heat in large sauce pan,Add onion and cook until fragrant ( about 1 min) Then add Tomato paste,garlic and crushed red pepper ( seconds) slowly add tomato mixture and cream and simmer on LOW 5-10 minutes until sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Meatballs: 

Mix together all ingredients  ( except Olive oil ) Form meatballs and set aside

Preheat oven 400*, Add olive oil to pan, once hot, brown meatballs on all sides.

Once all meatballs are browned place them in pan ( Oven safe) with sauce, Sprinkle with  cheeses and bake 15-20 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Serve with Fresh bread and salad!

Enjoy! XOXO

Recipe Source: Annies Eats

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