meatballs. do i need to say more?

of course i do, because let’s get serious, a good meatball is important. especially when they are full of cheesy goodness. hell yes, i said cheese. 2 kinds. 2.

my friend sara was crazy about these little goodies last year. no matter what i did, i could not get them to not fall apart. i tired everything, and then gave up. until recently.

ricotta, parm, gf bread crumbs (you can use that gluten stuff too)….ground turkey, although i also tried them with beef and they were perfect. so easy to throw together and so easy to consume in a day. that’s not a joke, trust me.

these meatballs got my niece to eat. these meatballs got my daughter to eat meat. these meatballs got my son to clean his room. i can go on…my husband kissed me and my nephew said mmmmm (he doesn’t talk to me much, unless he is yelling at me to get him a matchbox car, i don’t talk toddler anymore, it’s hard to understand).

so, people of the internets…do you have a favorite meatball recipe? has it been passed down through generations? i love food stories…come on…tell me your story.

turkey and ricotta meatballs

  • cooking spray (i use coconut)
  • 1 pound of turkey meat
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup good grated parm
  • 1/2 cup gf bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  1. line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with baking spray so meatballs don’t stick to sheet.
  2. pre-heat oven to 350
  3. add all the ingredients to a large bowl, stick your hands in it and mix it up till throughly combined.
  4. form your meatballs and place on baking sheet.
  5. bake for 20 minutes, carefully toss meatballs around and cook for another 20 minutes.

when meatballs are cooked you can:

  1. bring to room temp and freeze
  2. toss with sauce and eat of pot
  3. toss with sauce and spoon over pasta
  4. make a sandwich
  5. eat out of pot (did i say that already?)

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