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Italian Turkey Meatball Pan Dinner

Italian Turkey Meatball Sheet Pan Dinner with the most tender turkey meatballs and roasted vegetables for an easy one-pot meal.

Italian Turkey Meatball Pan Dinner

Like Italian sausage, these turkey meatballs are flavored with fennel seeds, paprika and red pepper. They’re incredibly light and tender – the top adds chicken broth to the meat. I roasted them with cauliflower, broccoli, and red pepper, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Also perfect for preparing meals! For a healthier sheet pan dinner, try my shrimp and andouille sheet pan dinner, sheet pan meatloaf and broccoli, and sheet pan balsamic herb chicken and vegetables.

Meatballs and vegetables for making meals

Who said you just have to eat meatballs with sauce and spaghetti? I mean you can, but they taste great on their own too!

To make sure the meatballs don’t dry out, it’s important that you don’t over-mix the turkey. If you overwork the meat mixture, the meatballs will be tough, not juicy.

How To Make Prep Sheet Pan Dinners

Sheet Pan Meatballs and Vegetables are super easy to prepare when you don’t have a lot of time, and it’s perfect for meal prep. Just cut all the vegetables and prepare the meatballs the day before. Then come over to dinner, line a baking sheet with foil and follow the baking instructions. The best thing about pan meals is that cleaning is very quick – just throw away the foil and you’re done!

Variations:

Use any combination of vegetables. Sweet potatoes, carrots, and zucchini are also good choices. This dish is great on its own, or you can add a sauce and serve over pasta if you prefer. The meatballs can also be fried in 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium-high heat for about 15 to 18 minutes until cooked through. The mixture is quite wet, however, so they can bake better to keep their plump shape.Italian Turkey Meatball Pan PanSheet pan of meatballs and vegetables

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Italian Turkey Meatball Pan Dinner

263 Cals 26.5 protein 14th carbohydrates 11.5 Fats

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 40 min

Total time: 45 min

Italian Turkey Meatball Sheet Pan Dinner with the most tender turkey meatballs and roasted vegetables for an easy one-pot meal.

10 Ounces Cauliflower flowers10 Ounces Broccoli florets1 big red pepper, Seeds removed and cut into 2 inch pieces2 TL olive oil1 TL kosher saltBlack pepper, taste1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs, simple, flavored or gluten-free1/4 Cup chicken soup1 big egg1 TL Fennel seeds1/2 TL sweet peppers1/2 TL crushed red pepper1 lb 93% lean turkey

Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.

Place the cauliflower, broccoli and peppers on a baking sheet and mix with the oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Spread in an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes.

While the vegetables are baking, mix the breadcrumbs, chicken broth, egg, spices, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and mix well.

Add the turkey and mix with a fork to combine everything completely. Be careful not to overwork. Shape into 16 meatballs.

After 20 minutes, remove the pan from the oven, stir, move the vegetables aside, and place the meatballs on the other side of the pan. Make sure that everything has some space.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve hot.

Portion: 4thMeatballs, 1 heaping cup of vegetables, Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 14thG, Protein: 26.5G, Fat: 11.5G, Saturated fatty acids: 3G, Cholesterol: 126.5mg, Sodium: 588.5mg, Fiber: 5G, Sugar: 2.5G

Blue Smart Points: 5

Green Smart Points: 5

Purple Smart Points: 5

Keywords: simple recipes, tin dinners, turkey meatballs

Posted April 12, 2021 by Gina

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