Rosalie Fiorino Harpole's Italian Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Recipe Video


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy


For the turkey meatballs
 Turkey meat1 Pound
 Breadcrumbs1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), mince
 Parsley2 Tablespoon
 Fennel seed1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Eggs2 Medium, beaten
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Olive oil3 Tablespoon
For the marinara sauce
 Olive oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Onion1 Small, chop
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), chopped finely
 Tomatoes puree15 Ounce
 Sugar2 Teaspoon
 Dried basil1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Red pepper flakes1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Chicken stock1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Ground black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Tomato sauce15 Ounce
 Tomato paste4 Tablespoon
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 280 Calories from Fat 146

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25.3%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g15.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 87.7 mg

Sodium 352 mg14.7%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 3 g11.8%

Sugars 8.6 g

Protein 18 g35.5%

Vitamin A 21.8% Vitamin C 35.7%

Calcium 9.7% Iron 18.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Chop the garlic, parsley and onion keep in separate bowls.

2. In a large bowl combine the turkey meat, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley fennel seeds, eggs and salt and pepper,
3. Once mixed well make small meatballs and fry them in a pan with olive oil until brown on all sides remove and keep it aside.
4. In the same pan add the olive oil and sauté onion and garlic, once brown add the tomatoes, sugar, dried basil, red pepper flakes and chicken stock and let it simmer.
5. After 5 minutes add the salt and pepper, tomato sauce, tomato paste and water, simmer for few more minutes.
6. Add the turkey meat balls and simmer for 10 minutes.

7. Serve the Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce along with crusty Italian bread.