Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce

September 28, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have another delicious and healthy Jennie – O Turkey recipe to pass along to everyone, Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce. Meatballs made healthier and just as delicious, only 50 calories and 4 carbs per serving! Another Game Time Appetizer everyone will enjoy! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes all at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018!

Pesto Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce
A tangy-sweet sauce perfectly complements these flavorful meatballs. Made with basil pesto, Parmesan cheese and lean ground turkey, this appetizer is under 300 calories per serving. This recipe also uses the JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg, lightly beaten
1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
½ cup grated onion
½ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons basil pesto
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired

1½ cups roasted red peppers, drained
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon granulated sugar
1 clove garlic

1) Heat oven to 350°F. Grease wire rack and place on baking tray.
2) To make the meatballs, in mixing bowl combine turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, cheese, basil pesto, garlic and salt and pepper, if desired. Cover and refrigerate 10 minutes. Shape into 1¼-inch balls.
3) Place meatballs on prepared rack. Bake 35 minutes or until brown and cooked thoroughly. Always cook until well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
4) To make red pepper sauce, put red peppers, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, sugar and garlic in a blender or processor. Blend or process until smooth. Pour into saucepan. Heat until warm. Dip meatballs in red pepper sauce.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.



Calories 50
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 4g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 120mg
Saturated Fat 0g

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