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Skillet Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

1. Skillet Meatballs in Marinara SauceSkillet Meatballs in Marinara Sauce


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 T. worcestershire
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 t. dried basil
  • 3/4 t. dried oregano
  • 1/2 t. kosher salt
  • 1/4 t. black pepper
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups marinara sauce

For Marinara Sauce:

  • 2 t. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 2 T. sherry or wine (optional)
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 T. fresh basil or basil paste (I used Gourmet Garden Basil Paste)
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1/4 t. red pepper flakes
  • 1 t. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 t. kosher salt


Make the Marinara Sauce:

  1. In a large saucepan or pot over medium high heat add 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot add in the diced onion and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the minced garlic and saute another minute.
  4. Add in the tomato paste and wine mixing everything together for another minute.
  5. Pour in the can of crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes and stir.
  6. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir once more.
  7. Bring the sauce to a boil, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to low.
  8. Let the sauce simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Make the Skillet Meatballs Marinara Sauce:

  1. In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, egg, panko, worcestershire, garlic, basil, oregano, salt and pepper with your hands.
  2. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the meatball mixture.
  3. Take one of the pieces of cubed mozzarella and stuff it into the center of the meatball, making sure to cover the cheese completely with meat.
  4. Repeat the process until all of the meat mixture is gone.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and spray it generously with cooking spray.
  6. Place the meatballs in the skillet and brown them for 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Pour the marinara sauce evenly into the skillet and turn the heat down to medium low.
  8. Cover the skillet with a lid and simmer the meatballs for 10 minutes.
  9. Top the meatballs with the shredded mozzarella and serve.
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Marinara Sauce :

  • The sherry or wine are optional, but they add great flavor.
  • This sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week or frozen for later use.

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Originally posted 2019-03-12 14:02:05.

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