Spinach Turkey Meatballs Recipe
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup soft bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons grated onion
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 pound ground turkey
- Tomato wedges, optional
- 1. In a bowl, combine spinach, egg, bread crumbs, onion and seasoned salt. Add turkey and mix well. Shape into 2-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with tomato wedges if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
1 serving (3 each) equals 295 calories, 19 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.
Reviews for Spinach Turkey Meatballs
"Good recipe and very adaptable to personal tastes. I followed the recipe but used panko bread crumbs, some powered chicken bouillon and a few other herbs. I should have added the Parmesan cheese as mentioned by other commenters. Served them with pasta and sauce."
"Outstanding! I made a few adjustments based on reviews and personal taste: used fresh spinach (chopped), only 3/4 cup bread crumbs but added 1/2 cup shredded parmesan/romano cheese blend, 1/2 tsp minced garlic and 1/3 cup milk because it was a little dry. Best meatballs I have ever made!"
"Not bad! I added them to spaghetti sauce and they were good!"
"This is a very nice (basic) recipe for Turkey Meatballs. I always add cracked black pepper, one finely minced garlic clove, 1/4 C. of Grated Parmesan Cheese (from the plastic jar), a generous sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning, and some (fresh) finely chopped parsley. I use whole wheat Panko bread crumbs, since they give the meatballs a nice texture, and they're 'healthier'. They're very delicious."
"These were good. I used fresh spinach and added fresh garlic, oregano, and thyme. My toddler even enjoyed these!"
"i use fresh spinach and after making my balls I insert a chunk of cream cheese in the middle. I also add more seasoning such as garlic, pepper, sea salt, etc. Usually the balls have to be smashed down a little after cooking half way so they're more like a patty, (which is my ocd way of ensuring they're cooked all the way). My fiance and I love these! The cream cheese really makes then amazing!"
"What kind/brand of seasoned salt? That would make all the difference."
"my first rating for this recipe was not good, however my husband really liked these. using whole ground turkey makes a world of difference in taste."
"I have made many different types of meatballs, mostly with beef since we don't care for ground turkey too much. These turkey meatballs were by far the best we have had. Delicious!"
"I will probably ALWAYS make these meatballs now! My daughter and I made these the same time (she is out of state) and we compared notes after. Our families love them! I baked mine, she pan sauted. Both turned out to be delisious variations. She dropped hers into a pot of vodka sauce for the final stage of cooking and served over buttered egg noodles. Ours were straight up and served with a huge green salad and cob corn. Only needing something a little more savory, i fixed thenm again the next night and tweeked them slightly. I added a generouse handful of shreded parmesian and some onion powder, then pan seared them. Oh my goodness, this is the way to go."
"Very easy, very good. I made a couple variations due to what I did/didn't have on hand. I substituted garlic salt for seasoned salt, and diced fresh onion for grated onion. I omitted the tomatoes and served them atop angel hair pasta with a buttery seasoning and garlic bread. While the meatballs were pleasant in taste, it seemed to be missing something. At least for us. It needed a little kick or tangy spice. Maybe the seasoned salt would have taken care of that? Either way, my husband and I both enjoyed them with the pasta. I like that turkey is healthier, he likes that turkey is easier on his stomach. We both agree this is a great combination with turkey and spinach. I will be making these again, and trying to find the missing ingredient to satisfy our taste buds."