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easy cheesy turkey

Easy Cheesy Turkey Meatballs

A delicious recipe for easy cheesy turkey meatballs.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine All-American
Keyword cheese, ground turkey, Meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 3 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4-6 mini sweet peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dry basil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 32 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 1 18 oz roll polenta roll
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 sleeve buttery crackers, crushed


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, onion, garlic, mini peppers, spinach, parmesan cheese, egg, oregano, basil, parsley, salt, black pepper and crushed buttery crackers using your hands, mix all the ingredients.
  • Form into 1.5″ balls.
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat.
  • Add olive oil to the skillet, and place the meatballs in the pan.
  • Brown all sides of the meatball for 3 minutes, until it has nice browning.
  • Cover the meatballs with jar of marinara sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Remove cover, sprinkle with cheese , place cover back on and simmer until cheese is melted about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • While cheese is melting and getting cheesy, prepare polenta. Slice off thick rounds of polenta. Fry polenta slices in olive oil over medium heat until it gets a little crispy around the edges. Season with salt and pepper. Serve polenta with Easy Cheesy Turkey Meatballs.


Recipe Notes:
This recipe will make roughly 2 dozen golf ball size meatballs and 18 mini meatballs.