Grandma’s Meatballs Recipe

imageTo me, there is nothing more comforting and heart-warming than a homemade meatball. Flavorful and filling, these guys will give your local Italian joint a run for their money. They’re perfect for an afternoon snack, party appetizer or a hearty meal. And best of all, they can stay in your freezer for over a month so you won’t have to waste a bite!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Servings: 2

1 pound ground turkey
1 egg
1 jar marinara sauce
¼ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh minced onion
1/8 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs (may vary based on looseness)
Olive oil spray or 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Parmesan for garnish (optional)


1. In a large bowl, mix turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, ketchup, granulated garlic, onion powder, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, minced onion and pepper.

2. Shape seasoned turkey into meatballs approximately 1 inch in diameter.

3. Spray olive oil (or add 1 tablespoon of olive oil) in large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic to skillet and lightly sauté.

4. Add meatballs to skillet. Frequently overturn meatballs and remove as they brown. 5. In a soup pot, warm half a jar of marinara sauce on medium heat. Add enough meatballs to fill the bottom of the pot, and then add the remaining sauce.

6. Cook on medium heat until the sauce bubbles, and then lower the heat to a small flame. Cook for about 45 minutes, stirring frequently. If the sauce gets too thick, add water to thin it.

7. Garnish with Parmesan and enjoy!

Special thanks to Marilyn Greenfeld for this recipe.

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