Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jen's Turkey Bacon Cheddar Meatballs

"I bought some lean ground turkey at the store Friday and didn't know what I was going to do with it to get the kids to eat it....I decided to make meatballs, but not the standard Italian flavored beef meatballs, and the kids loved them SCORE!"


1 pkg. Butterball Fresh ground turkey breast or white turkey
2 T. low sodium precooked diced turkey bacon
1/2 c. 2% milk shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. Italian bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4 c. light ranch dressing
1 T. Franks red hot sauce
1/4 t. ground pepper
1/2 t. seasoned salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. dried parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place all ingredients in large bowl and mix with hands. Roll into meatballs about 1 inch in diameter. Place on large cookie sheet covered in foil (with cooking spray added) or parchment paper. Bake for 40 minutes total turning over after 20 minutes.

Tip: I made a dipping sauce with mustard and light ranch mixed together (1/4 mustard to 3/4 ranch)

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