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Mozzarella-stuffed Pesto Turkey Meatballs

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2008-07-25 Appetizer
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Little mini meatballs stuffed with mozzarella cheese. This version is made with turkey and baked-a much healthier choice.

  • Servings: 36

Ingredients:

3 lbs Ground Turkey
1 cup Onion, finely chopped
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Egg
1 cup Bread Crumbs, italian style
½ cup Parmigiano-reggiano Cheese, grated
¼ cup Pesto
½ cup Flat-leaf Parsley, chopped
¼ cup Milk
1 Tbsp Salt
2 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
1 lb Fresh Mozzarella, cut into 36 cubes
Extra Virgin Olive Oil To Drizzle Over Meatballs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, place ground turkey, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, bread crumbs, cheese, pesto, chopped parsley, milk, salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Form turkey mixture into meatballs, approximately 1 3/4 inch in diameter. Stuff a mozzarella cheese cube into each meatball and seal the meat around the cheese so it can't leak out. Arrange on a nonstick baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Helpful Tips:

Serve with a marinara dipping sauce if you want!