Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet

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This addictive, saucy Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet bathing in kicked up marinara and served with toasted baguette is perfect for game day snacking or dinner any night of the week! Plus, these tasty turkey meatballs are breadcrumb-less and moistened with shredded zucchini and onion making them super tender, healthy, delicious and gluten-free.πŸ˜‰

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How to Make This Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet

This is an incredibly easy recipe using pantry ingredients and items you probably already have in the fridge. You can use homemade or your favorite store-bought marinara and doctor it up with garlic, fresh herbs and other veggies you have on hand.

ingredients laid out on wooden board

And when it comes to these delectable little meatballs, they are all of three ingredients plus dried spices and s&p. Lean ground turkey along with shredded zucchini and onion keeps the mixture soft without the need for some combination of egg and breadcrumbs.

ground turkey mixture with shredded zucchini and onion with spices formed into small meatballs

While the meatballs bake, you can make the sauce in a cast iron or other ovenproof skillet. Once the meatballs are done, marry them with the sauce and scatter pieces of burrata and shredded mozzarella all over.

cheese evenly distributed over meatballs and sauce in skillet

Pop the pan under a preheated broiler for just a few minutes and you’ll have a bubbly, gooey, saucy skillet full of tender meatballs. Be sure to have plenty of toasted baguette ready for dipping. It’s seriously addictively delish. Be well and eat well, friends! xx, Kim

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Essential Tools

Cast iron skillet

7-inch Santoku knife

BPA-free cutting boards

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Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet

This delicious Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet bathing in a kicked up marinara sauce and served with toasted baguette is perfect for game day snacking or dinner any night of the week!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword game day food, skillet recipe, turkey meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 Β½ pounds ground turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ΒΎ teaspoon each of dried oregano and dried basil
  • Β½ teaspoon each kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Β½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh oregano and parsley, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 ounces burrata cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving
  • Sliced baguette, toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400Β°F.
  • Squeeze as much moisture as you can from the shredded zucchini with either paper towels or a dish towel.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the zucchini, turkey, onion, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Form 24 meatballs with turkey mixture, about 1 Β½ tablespoons each and place on a parchment-lined, rimmed baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate 20 minutes to firm up or up to overnight.
  • When ready, bake in preheated oven until mostly cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large cast iron or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add mushrooms and shallots and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add garlic and crushed red pepper, and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in marinara sauce, reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Stir in fresh oregano and parsley.
  • Add meatballs to the sauce and cook 2 minutes.
  • Tear apart burrata and spread evenly over meatballs and sauce along with the mozzarella.
  • Preheat broiler with oven rack in top position.
  • Broil meatball mixture until cheese is melted and bubbly, 3-4 minutes.
  • Grate fresh parmesan cheese over skillet and garnish with fresh herbs.
  • Serve with toasted baguette. Enjoy!

Notes

*Meatballs can be made one day ahead of cooking. Also, they can be frozen after baking and stored in a resealable bag for up to 3 months.

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3 Comments

  1. Kim, this looks seriously gorgeous! First, I am not a fan of bread / crumbs in my meatballs, so this breadcrumb-less version is right up my alley. Secondly, the addition of zucchini is intriguing. Lastly, baked in a tomato sauce with lots of cheese and served with toasted bread? That’s my kind of comfort food!

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