Sunday, February 22, 2009

Double Duty Dinner

Tonight I made turkey meatballs that I served with some homemade marinara sauce (see previous post) and spaghetti. With there only being two of us, I of course had leftovers, which I will use tomorrow for meatball subs. Gotta love killing two birds with one stone. I used another Giada recipe, but instead of cooking the meatballs in a pan where you have to turn them and the pan gets kind of crowded, I baked mine in the oven.

Turkey Meatballs
1/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs (I used Italian-style because that is what I had)
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsps milk
1/2 cup grated romano cheese (I used parmesan because that is what I had)
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp pepper
1 pound ground turkey
5 cups marinara sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, parsley, eggs, milk, cheese and salt and pepper. Add the turkey and gently stir to combine. Shape the mixture into bite-size balls. Place on a cookie sheet that has been lightly greased with cooking spray. Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes.

For my spaghetti and meatballs, I removed the meatballs from the oven and added to a pot of marinara sauce that was warming on the stove. I served it over multi-grain spaghetti. I used only half the box for two people. The leftover meatballs I will serve on whole-wheat subs tomorrow night.

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