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Marvelous Microwave Meatballs


1 pound ground turkey
1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 cups spaghetti sauce


In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs and egg until blended. Roll into 16 meatballs. Place meatballs in a single row, along the edge of a large, round, covered microwave-proof baking dish to form a complete circle. Microwave on High for 5 minutes. Turn meatballs over and cook on High for another 5 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatballs reaches at least 165 degrees F. Let stand for 3 minutes to continue cooking. In a large pot, heat spaghetti sauce until bubbly hot. Add hot meatballs to sauce and serve.

Note: This is based on an 850-watt microwave oven. Microwave ovens differ, so check your instruction manual for the proper cooking time.

Makes 16 meatballs.


Copyright 2002 Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN.

Nutrition Information Per Meatball


Calories: 114
Fat: 5.5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 34 mg
Sodium: 342 mg
Dietary Fiber: 1 g