Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cooking On The Fly (See Jane Make)

Sometimes, you just need a meatball.  I got home from work at 7PM, realized I had no food, ran to the store and came back with the essentials--and still no idea what I was going to cook.  I scrolled through blogs to procrastinate and Liz's meatball recipe caught my eye.  I knew right then and there I needed to make my go-to Turkey Italian meatballs (recipe) right then and there. I also prefer to make my own sauce, so I added crushed tomatoes and fresh basil from my windowsill plant, all served over an easy pasta.  Et voilà:  dinner.

For the meatballs:
1 lb ground turkey
3 cloves garlic
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 t italian seasoning
1 egg
1/2 c italian breadcrumbs
handful fresh chopped basil

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Form into meatballs and sauté in olive oil with one onion (diced) over medium heat until browned on all sides.  Add 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste for additional half hour.  Serve immediately over pasta.


Natali said...

This looks super delicious and very close to my mom's recipe for meatballs :)


Carly Cross said...

Yum! Every time I make meatballs they're dry & flavorless . Maybe I should try following a recipe! :)

Mira said...

Yes I agree with you sometimes you need a meatball. This looks so yummy. Can't wait to try it.

xx Mira


Jane said...

Looks delicious!

Collections said...

Yum! I love pasta, I think a little too much for my own good. :)

Gena Palmieri said...

Looks delish!
Blush and Blossoms

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I need to try it.

Have a wonderful day.


Caroline said...

Wow, I'm impressed you can come home from work and make such a delicious looking dinner! I definitely have to try this!

~ Caroline

Chelsea said...

Yum! Those meatballs looks delish Anna.

Chelsea & The City

Caroline said...

Have been in China for the past week, and have been craving some good pasta and meatballs! Gosh, I just want to lick the screen right now...

Nikki Williams said...

looks yummy! i love pasta.