Herbed Turkey Meatballs

Herbed Turkey Meatballs

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  • 85g breadcrumb
  • 75ml milk
  • 350g turkey mince
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • small bunch flatleaf parsley , chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 680g bottle onion and garlic passata
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 500g bag pasta shapes


  • STEP 1

    Tip the crumbs into a large bowl, then stir in the milk until the crumbs have absorbed the liquid. Add the mince, 1 tsp oregano and half the parsley, then season and mix with a fork. Use wet hands to shape into 30 meatballs.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan, then brown the meatballs for 5 mins, turning to cook all over. Pour in the passata, sugar, remaining oregano and most of the remaining parsley. Stir well, then simmer for 8-10 mins until the meatballs are just cooked through.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Season the sauce, spoon the meatballs and sauce over the pasta, then sprinkle over any remaining parsley.


For a delicious lunch, make the
meatballs, then brown as above and
finish in a hot oven for 5-10 mins. Cool, then
stuff into pitta bread with salad and chutney.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2009

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