Surprise Turkey Meatballs with Root Vegetable Hash

Today is my farmers market shopping day, time to see what vegetables I’ll be cooking with this week! I picked up some beautiful carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, and tons of fresh herbs.

I’m still trying to cut down on 90% of my carb intake and trying to make different recipes is challenge. I don’t like eating the same things often (unless it sushi). These turkey meatballs are similar ingredients to the turkey meatloaf I made the other night so I knew it would be delicious. I scanned the internet for some ideas and came up with my own recipe, I have to say they turned out great!

You can eat this with some turkey gravy if you want.

Surprise Turkey Meatballs

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Surprise Turkey Meatball!

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Surprise Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of dark meat ground turkey
  • 1/2 Sweet white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup of Panko breadcrumbs + 1/4 cup to roll the meatballs in
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Fresh Mozzarella balls (tiny)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese + 1/4 cup to roll the meatballs in
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Oil the tiny cupcake pan with either spray or olive oil using a brush.
  • On a plate mix 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of Panko breadcrumbs.
  • In a food processor blend the onion, garlic and parsley together until chopped up. Place ingredients in a large bowl and add Panko, Parmesan, balsamic glaze, beaten egg, oregano, salt and pepper and mix together. Add the turkey and stir until completely mixed. Use a tablespoon to scoop turkey mixture and form into a ball, push the mozzarella ball into the middle and push the meat around it to close and roll it in the Panko mix.  Place the meatball in the cupcake pan.
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes
  • Serve immediately

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Chop the onions, parsley and garlic together
Chop the onions, parsley and garlic together

Roll turkey into a ball and insert the mozzarella
Roll turkey into a ball and insert the mozzarella

Roll in the panko and cheese mixture
Roll in the panko and cheese mixture

Turkey Meatball ready for the oven.
Turkey Meatball ready for the oven.

Turkey Meatball done!
Turkey Meatball done!

Root Vegetable Hash

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 Carrots (chopped in cubes)
  • 1 purple sweet potato (chopped in cubes)
  • 1 white sweet potato (chopped in cubes)
  • 2 yellow squash (chopped in cubes)
  • 1/2 sweet onion (chopped in cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  • Heat cast iron pan
  • Add olive oil
  • Add onions and sauté
  • Add sweet potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes
  • Add parsley and sage
  • Add carrots and sauté for 2 -3 minutes until semi soft
  • Add squash and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  • Add butter
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Cook until soft and a little crispy on the bottom
  • Serve hot

Root hash
Root vegetable hash

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