Meatballs on a Stick

Recipe by Laura Cipullo, R.D., C.D.E.  *Originally published published in The Daily Meal

Homemade meatballs made with lean turkey meat, these little balls on a stick will be a yummy addition to any meal or party. Since we’re on the cusp of Halloween, you can even serve these at a party  for a healthy side — and not to mention, easy clean up!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground white turkey, preferably organic
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/4-1/2 slice whole-wheat bread
  • 1 egg, preferably organic
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • No-sugar added tomato sauce, for serving

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the turkey, onion, bread, egg, red pepper, and oregano. Form the mixture into small balls and place on a baking sheet. (The smaller the meatball, the faster it will finish baking.) Cook for about 30 minutes. When cool, add to kebab sticks, alternating 2 meatballs per skewer with 1 cube of mozzarella. Serve with tomato sauce.



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