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Turkey Meatballs with Pesto Sauce

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Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 4
Ingredients
    Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey (93% Lean)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (Minced)
  • 1/2 cup Parlsey (Chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 ounce Extra Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiana Cheese (Graded)
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pesto Sauce
  • 3 cups Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 cup Oilve (Oil)
  • 1/4 cup Cashews
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup Parmagiana Cheese (Shredded)
  • 1 Lemon (Zest)
  • 1 Lemon (Juice)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3/4 cups Water
  • Pasta of your choice
  • 1 Zucchini (Spiralizer needed)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic (Miced)
Instructions
    Turkey Meat Balls
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Take the ground turkey, miced garlic, parsley, salt, black  pepper, 2 eggs, bread crumbs and parmigiana cheese. Mix it evenly, with your hands or with a wooden spoon. 

  3. Take a sheet size parchment paper to line the baking pan and roll golf ball sized meatballs and place them on to the baking pan. 

  4. Place the meatballs into the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

  5. Pesto Sauce
  6. Add basil, cashews, spinach, green peas, parmigiana cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, and miced garlic into a food processor.

  7. Blend until it is evenly processed.

  8. Slowly pour the olive oil and water into the food processor.

  9. Process the sauce until it is smooth.

  10. Add to a small sauce pan and simmer for 3 minutes.

  11. Pasta of your choice
  12. Enjoy with your pasta of you choice! I used a zucchini and with a spiralizer i made it into noodles.
  13. Places the zucchini noodles into a fry pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 3-5 minutes with clove of miced garlic.
  14. To serve
  15. Take the pasta of your choice and place on the plate.

  16. Place the meatballs on top of the pasta.

  17. With a ladle or spoon, pour the hot pesto sauce over the meatballs and pasta noodles. Enjoy!

Keywords: delicious, homemade, pasta

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