Great-Grandma's Italian Meatballs
Great-Grandma's Italian Meatballs
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 50 min
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    My great-grandmother started this easy meatball recipe with our family. We use ground beef and turkey for these meatballs, and the flavor’s so good, you won’t miss the extra calories. —Audrey Colantino, Winchester, Massachusetts

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pound lean ground turkey
    • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
    • Optional: Hot cooked pasta and pasta sauce

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 184 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 5 g 8.02%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 8.38%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 62 mg 20.6%
    • Sodium: 423 mg 17.63%
    • Calcium: 47 mg 4.67%
    • Potassium: 15 mg 0.43%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 8.03%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 7 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.31%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 27 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 1.02%
    • Vitamin C 0.59%
    • Vitamin D 0.26%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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