Quick Bean and Turkey Italian Meatballs4 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“A lighter version of Italian meatballs that go well with pasta. Serve with spaghetti and sauce or any other pasta.” - by Susan Quinn
Original recipe yields 36 meatballs
- Mash butter beans in a large mixing bowl. Add ground turkey, egg white, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; stir until evenly mixed. Fold bread crumbs into mixture evenly.
- Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Cook meatballs in hot oil until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Cover the skillet and continue cooking until meatballs are no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 126 cal
- 5 g
- 8.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (4)Rate This Recipe
"I loved these and so did my family. I used extra lean ground chicken instead of turkey. And to my surprise I did have a can of butter beans which I have never used before in my life. I decided to "pul..." See morese" the beans through my food processor instead of mashing with a spoon because I did not want big pieces of bean skin in the meatballs. I also threw in 3 cloves of fresh garlic into the processor as well. I used a whole wheat Italian style bread crumb, added some dried parsley and some grated pecorino romano cheese for a more authentic Italian meatball taste. I baked these instead of fried and used my small cookie scoop to form the meatballs. These were so tasty and we just dipped them in some homemade marinara and ate them as is. Will def make again and its a great way to eat a leaner meatball and have that extra fiber added w/o the kids noticing. Thanks!"
"Delicious! I made these as written except I baked them for 20 minutes at 400 degrees instead of cooking in a skillet...." See more"
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