Turkey-Bacon Meatballs

November 6, 2011


On a recent visit to my sister’s, we decided to make these meatballs. You start with light ground turkey and then add in a few slices of crispy bacon. The end result is deliciously baked meatballs. Because turkey is a leaner meat, these are best when simmered in some sauce prior to serving.

You will need:

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 c bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T oregano
  • 1 T basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Then you will…

  1. Cook the bacon until crispy. Allow to cool on a piece of paper towel before chopping.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with the chopped bacon, egg, cheese, bread crumbs, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper.
  3. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with tinfoil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Form meatballs approximately an inch in diameter and place in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.

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