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Spicy turkey meatballs

My family is a big fan of meatballs but I don’t really like the beef ones too much so I sometimes try other recipes with different meat in it. This recipe is super delicious and I have made it twice already it is so good. Of course, it’s very easy and quick to make too with the help of Thermomix!


Source: Ina Garten “How easy is that” cookbook

Makes about 20 meatballs

2 slices of bread at least 1 day old, torn into quarters
2 tbsp milk
400g ground turkey
120g sausage meat (even better if you can get Italian sausage meat)
3 slices Prosciutto
50g Asiago cheese (I used Parmesan)
A handful of fresh parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp sea salt

For the marinara sauce:
2 cans of 400g peeled tomatoes
4 garlic cloves
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp olive oil



  1. Preheat the oven at 200C.
  2. Place the bread, parsley, Parmesan chunks and prosciutto into the TM bowl. Lock the lid and press the Turbo button for 8 seconds.
  3. Tip out into a bowl and mix in the milk. Set aside.
  4. Place the meat, sausage meat, oregano, crushed pepper flakes, salt and egg into the TM bowl.
  5. Add the breadcrumb mixture and mix 30 sec/speed 3/reverse blade direction until combined.
  6. Shape meatballs with your hands and place in a roasting tin.TurkeyMeatballs_001
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, make the marinara sauce: peel the garlic in the TM bowl on reverse blade at speed 3.5. Remove the peel.
  9. Run the blade on empty at speed 8 and drop the garlic cloves onto them.
  10. Scrape down with the spatula and add 1tbsp olive oil. Fry 3min/100C/speed 1.
  11. Add the tomatoes, sugar, balsamic vinegar and dried oregano and reduce 10 min/Varoma/speed 2, measuring cup OFF and internal basket on the lid to stop the projections.
  12. Cook some spaghetti or linguini as per packet instructions.
  13. Serve the pasta with some marinara sauce and meatballs.