Turkey Meatballs

Maggie and I made Turkey Meatballs this morning.  We'll use half for dinner tonight and freeze the other half for a future meal.  With this meal your toddler can help you whisk the egg, crumble the crackers, put in the seasonings and stir it all together...just watch carefully to make sure nothing goes in their mouth.  Older kids can help roll the meat into balls.  And what kid doesn't like spaghetti and meatballs?

Super simple! Here's the recipe:

Mix together 1 egg lightly whisked, 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey, 16 or so Saltine crackers crumbled, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, 2 garlic cloves chopped, a teaspoon of dried oregano, and a pinch of pepper and a couple pinches of salt.  Then form into mini meatballs. 

When you're ready to cook them heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pan.  Brown the meatballs on all sides and then pour in your favorite spaghetti sauce.  Let the sauce and meatballs simmer for about 25 minutes. Serve over whole grain spaghetti.


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