Recipe

Turkey meatballs with simple tomato sauce

An easy dish of turkey meatballs with simple tomato sauce for all ages to enjoy.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 36 Item
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Ingredients

Turkey meatballs with simple tomato sauce
  • 2 slice white bread (90g), crusts removed
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) buttermilk
  • 500 gram turkey or chicken mince
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated parmesan
  • 1/2 brown onion (40g), grated coarsely
  • 1/2 carrot (35g), grated finely
  • 1/2 zucchini (45g), grated finely
  • 700 gram bottle no-added salt tomato passata
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water

Method

Turkey meatballs with simple tomato sauce
  • 1
    Place bread in a small bowl, pour over buttermilk; leave to soak for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Combine bread mixture, turkey, parmesan and vegetables in a medium bowl. Roll slightly rounded tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Place on a tray lined with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Combine passata and the water in a medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer.
  • 4
    Carefully drop meatballs into the sauce, swirling the pan to ensure meatballs are submerged, slowly simmer sauce for 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.

Notes

Store, covered, in the fridge for up to 2 days. Freeze in individual portions. Don't make the meatballs the size of cherry tomatoes or grapes, as that size can represent a choking hazard to babies. Older babies might like to use their fingers to eat these, while for younger ones, the meatballs can be mashed with a fork. You can substitute chicken, beef, veal and pork mince for turkey, if you like.

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