Friday, December 23, 2011

Cheesy Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary Marinara Sauce

   I love the flavor of turkey and rosemary together. They compliment each other so well with the flavorful rosemary adding a bit of a lift to the fairly uneventful ground turkey. This is a great dish to whip up for your fam while finishing wrapping gifts, or going over lists or just wanting to feed the fam some good and easy cooking . . . and then crash on the sofa with a good movie!
Turkey Meatballs
Recipe by: Emily

1.5 lbs Ground Turkey
2 Eggs
2 slices of Bread
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper

1. Soak the bread slices in the milk in a large bowl. Add the ground turkey, cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. Combine ingredients and roll into 1 inch meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Bake meatballs in a 425 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Serve over pasta with Rosemary Marinara Sauce. Enjoy!

Rosemary Marinara Sauce
Recipe by: Emily

1 large Onion, chopped
2 14 oz cans diced Tomatoes
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1-2 tsp Sugar
1 tsp dried Basil
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 tsp dried Rosemary,minced
Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

1. Heat the Olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the chopped onion and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Cook onions for 4-5 minutes or until they begin to lightly brown. Lower heat to medium low and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add the diced tomatoes with juice, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, minced roasted garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, dried basil, rosemary and tomato paste to the onions. Lower heat if needed and simmer for at least 30 minutes stirring occasionally.

3. After simmering, taste sauce and season with salt and pepper. Serve over your favorite pasta! Enjoy


The Dawg, Lib-Dawg said...

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Quirky Jessi said...

I actually prefer turkey meatballs to beef ones...or at least half-n-half. I've never used rosemary in marinara sauce before, though, so that'll be a new one for me.

teresa said...

mmm, i'd love to hunker down to a plate like this, delicious!! love the rosemary sauce!