Easy Turkey Breakfast Sausage Meatballs. I don’t know about you, but when it starts cooling down outside, I start craving warm comfort food! There’s just something about munching on old favorites that brings me joy. Well, last week, I had a hankerin’ for some Spaghetti and Meatballs, so I made just that. For the first time, I made my own meatballs and marinara sauce, and I would be darned if they weren’t one of the best meatballs I ever had!
Originally I was going to use this Easy Turkey Breakfast Sausage Meatballs recipe, but there were a few things that I wanted to change about it, so I modified it to make it a bit healthier! I ate them with whole wheat pasta, of course, and even had leftovers (that didn’t last long).
Easy Turkey Breakfast Sausage Meatballs
- 1 pound ground turkey (minced turkey)
- ½ pound ground turkey (minced turkey)
- 2 medium yellow onion - chopped
- ¼ cup parsley - chopped
- 3 cloves garlic - chopped
- ⅔ cup bread crumbs - whole wheat if you can find them
- 1 large egg - beaten
- 2 teaspoons Italian herbs (oregano, rosemary, thyme, and sometimes basil and parsley) - for the meatballs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon Himalayan salt (pink salt)
- 3 cans ketchup (tomato sauce Australia and UK)
- 2 large tomato - diced
- 2 tablespoons Italian herbs (oregano, rosemary, thyme, and sometimes basil and parsley) - for the sauce
- Sauté the onions, parsley, and garlic in olive oil until the onions are soft (and a little brown).
- In a bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, egg, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, and 1/4 cup of the onion mixture. Stir in the ground turkey and sausage. Mix this well so that all of the seasonings are evenly distributed through the meat. Form 2-inch balls with the mixture.
- Get two pans and heat a little olive oil in each of them. Then, put the meatballs in the pans and cook on each side for about one minute until they are all brown on the outside (they still won’t be cooked thoroughly, so don’t eat them just yet).
- In a pot, add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and the rest of the onion mixture. Add in all of the meatballs, then bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes. When the meatballs are done, the sauce is done. However, the longer that this simmers, the more flavor that it will have!