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Baked Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Dipping Sauce

Baked Meatballs with Spicy Marinara Dipping Sauce

Meatball subs are a Super Bowl staple, but ditch the roll and serve these meatballs instead. In order to ensure that meatballs stay tender and moist while baking, don’t overwork the ground turkey mixture.

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Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasonings (or a combination of dried oregano, thyme and rosemary)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 Pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced finely

For the sauce

  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasonings (or a combination of dried oregano, thyme and rosemary)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced

Directions

For the meatballs

 Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with tin foil.

In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey, onion, garlic, Parmesan, Italian seasonings, crushed red pepper and egg until just combined. Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized pieces, and place on the baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the meatballs halfway.

For the sauce

 While the meatballs are baking, make the dipping sauce: in a large saucepan, heat the oil on medium-high. Saute the onion and garlic until softened, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper, Italian seasonings, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly.

Once the meatballs are done, place toothpicks in each. Serve with the dipping sauce.

Nutritional Facts
Servings10
Calories Per Serving126
Total Fat7g11%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated2g11%
Cholesterol51mg17%
Protein12g25%
Carbs4g1%
Vitamin A53µg6%
Vitamin B120.6µg9.3%
Vitamin B60.4mg17.5%
Vitamin C5mg8%
Vitamin D0.3µg0.1%
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K13µg16%
Calcium100mg10%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)13µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)13µg3%
Iron2mg10%
Magnesium24mg6%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)4mg18%
Phosphorus157mg22%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium282mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.8%
Sodium313mg13%
Zinc1mg10%