Saturday, July 18, 2009

Turkey Meatballs with Rigatoni

  • 1/2 a pack of ground turkey the other half, hubby is making spicy Indian food he he
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, 3 cloves of garlic
  • some tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • salt
  • Italian herbs
  • 1/4 finely chopped green pepper
  • 7 mushrooms
  • 1 beaten egg
  • handful of breadcrumbs
  1. In a bowl, combine beaten egg with red onion, garlic, green pepper, a little mushrooms, little salt, Italian herbs, basil, turkey and bread crumbs
  2. heat olive oil and fry small meatballs for about 10 min then keep to one side
  3. fry some onion basil, herbs , mushrooms, tomatoes with a little tomato puree and water to make a nice sauce for the meat balls
  4. Then re add the meatballs to the sauce and cover, simmer for another 10 min
We ate this with rigatoni pasta, and snow peas and broccoli. Little Jasmine loved it eating about 2-3 meat balls by herself!, it is a great finger food for little ones. 

Italian food is her favorite anything with pasta is a hit. She wasn't too keen on the Indian yesterday hopefully she will be a good girl and eat well when her Grandma from India comes next month!



  1. I don't know why people hate turkey meatballs so much! Everyone that I know tells me how much they dislike it. I have a good feeling that they don't know how to make it!

    I personally love turkey meatballs and I think you're picture says it all- Super delicious!

    Also, one thing I have never really seen in Indian cuisine is turkey. I would love to see what you do with that! Beside my father's side of the family putting their Asian fusion on every thing during Thanks Giving (including the turkey!), I have never really seen any Indian meals made with it...

    Great post!

  2. Love your is always different everytime I come by....I think we have a bit more in common then some....our love of mixed foods...etc. These look delish!

  3. Love pasta, love your recipes, love your blog!

  4. That sounds great!another fantastic recipe.

  5. Thanks Kamran will take a picture and post with hubby's instructions, he made extra spicy yesterday as he says I cook too bland these days for our baby!!! he he
    Trish: thanks yep great to fuse cuisines together!
    A world in a pan: thanks so much

  6. Yum, turkey meatballs sound delicious!

  7. Mmm. The meatballs sound delicious! I have been using turkey a lot lately. I like that it's not greasy like beef.

  8. Turkish meatballs sound delish to me!

  9. Ooh those meatballs look good in the pasta! very homey and healthy comfort food to the max!

  10. Girlichef:thanks
    The Ungourmet: yep lower in fat for sure
    kenny: thanks
    burpandslurp: was nice thanks comfort food good word for them

  11. i like meatballs but never tried with fresh basil....we don't get turky here so i think i'll try it with chicken keema...hope you know what is keema or basil in any form.

  12. Hi Sangeeta yep my hubby made keema with 1/2 of it!!

  13. I love your blog and invite you to come visit mine! This looks like a delicious recipe, I can't wait to try it!

  14. If your daughter won't eat the Indian food, send it my way and I will!! You're welcome. :) I've never tried turkey meatballs, but I've found so many neat foodie blogs I'm willing to try all kinds of things I haven't before. YUMMM ~ Thanks for the new recipe ~

  15. Kelsey B: oh I visited your just now what a wonderful concept love it will also follow
    The imperfect housewife: it was my first time as well, turned out really nice, your'll like it

  16. Love your blog too....I love turkey but never try turkey ball before. Will put your recipe in my to do list.

  17. thanks Annoco, thats what I do when I read other blogs, just made yogurt cake after reding baking corner!

  18. I like turkey meatballs - they taste just like regular ones to me! These look so delicious!

  19. Love this recipe, a great alternative to beef and pork meatballs.

  20. Reeni: yep your right not much difference in taste
    Judy: thanks

  21. mmm . . . my kind of dish, looks great!

  22. There you are! Somehow I missed the comment with your new web address...until just now. I have some catching up to do. The turkey meatballs look totally yummy. Good call!



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