Italian Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce by Rosalie Fiorino Harpole Recipe Video


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelBit Difficult
MethodMain Ingredient


For the turkey meatballs
 Turkey meat only800 Gram
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Italian breadcrumbs1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Fennel seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
 Eggs2 , beaten
 Flat leaf parsley2 Tablespoon, snipped
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Olive oil3 Tablespoon
For the marinara sauce
 Extra virgin olive oil3 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Small, finely chopped
 Tomatoes2 Cup (32 tbs), dice
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Fresh basil1 Teaspoon
 Dry basil1 Teaspoon
 Red pepper flakes1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Chicken stock1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Tomato sauce can16 Ounce (Hunt's)
 Tomato paste1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cooked angel hair pasta1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 478 Calories from Fat 203

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.6%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 164.3 mg

Sodium 1145.1 mg47.7%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.9%

Sugars 9.8 g

Protein 39 g77.3%

Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 45.9%

Calcium 14.5% Iron 27.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Things You Will Need

Electric skillet


1. Finely chop the garlic and snip the parsley leaves, chop the onion, dice the tomatoes, keep it aside.
2. In a large bowl combine the turkey meat, Parmesan cheese, Italian breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper.
3. Prepare the electric skillet and pour the olive oil.

4. Mix all the ingredients with your hand, until all ingredients are combined.
5. Make small meatballs and place it in the skillet, brown them for 5 minutes on each side.
6. Do not cook the meat completely, remove in a plate and in the same skillet pour extra virgin olive oil.
7. Saute the onions and garlic until brown, add the tomatoes and sauté, add the sugar salt and pepper, followed by the chicken stock, fresh and dry basil and red pepper flakes.
8. Add the tomato sauce and tomato paste and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
9. Add the turkey meatballs and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
10. Turn off the heat and let it rest.

11. Serve the turkey meatballs in marinara sauce over a bowl of cooked angel hair pasta.