Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Rella's Recipes: mozzarella stuffed turkey meatballs

Today I am sharing with you a new recipe I found, and love! So many of my instagram friends wanted the recipe, so here you go! Yummy mozzarella stuffed meatballs. I love these so much they will probably become a staple in the meal planning rotation.


-8oz ground turkey

-1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

-1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs

-1/4 cup chopped parsley

-1/4 cup fat free milk

-1 large egg white

-1 garlic clove

-pinch of cayenne {I used more than a pinch for a spicy kick}

-4 mozzarella balls cut in half {the ones that are the size of a marble}

-2 cups fat free marinara sauce

-1/2 cup water

-8 oz of whole wheat pasta

-half a container of sliced mushrooms

-large handful of fresh baby spinach

1. stir together turkey, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, bread crumbs, parsley, milk, egg white, garlic and cayenne in a large bowl. Shape turkey mixture around cheese cubes to form 8 large meatballs {originally recipe calls for 16 small meatballs but just made them bigger so I didn't have to roll 16}

2. Bring marinara sauce and water to simmer in large skillet. Add meatballs and mushrooms; cover and simmer, stirring gently a few times, until cooked through 10 minutes for smaller meatballs or about 15-20 for larger meatballs.

3. While meatballs are cooking cook pasta according to package.

4. Add spinach just before meatballs are done {cook for 1-2 minutes}

5. Serve meatballs, mushrooms and sauce over noodles, use the rest of Parmesan cheese.

this recipe is adapted from Weight Watchers and is meant to feed 4.

{keep meatballs at a low simmer, if you allow them to go to a vigorous boil the cheese will come out of the meatball}

{the only pic I took of the yummy meatball oozing with cheese}


Beth @ the city said...

yum! these sound amazing...I was drooling when you posted on IG ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Oh my goodness this looks SO good!

Ruthie Hart said...

YUM!!! I saw this on instagram and took a pic of it! hahaha

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Oh my goodness, sounds SO YUMMY! Already pinned the recipe, & I'll have to make it sometime soon. I think the hubby would like it, too! :)

Veralynn said...

Stop it right now! You had me at mozzarella. I'm definitely copying this down to try. Thank you for sharing (and contributing to my waistline)!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today- I'm glad to have found you through WIWW and I'm your newest follower. :)


blm said...

Added this one to next week's menu. :)

blm said...

I finally got around to making these. So good!

MissRockwell said...

OMG!! My mouth is WATERING!! Definitely pinning this to make later!

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