Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake

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Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake : perfect week dinner, Italian way, served with slices of rustic bread and lettuce.

 Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake : perfect week dinner, Italian way, served with slices of rustic bread and lettuce.

At our little household, there is always a pack of frozen meatballs to use when I am out any creative idea for week dinner.

This time, I spotted turkey meatballs and took them out of the freezer in the morning so I could prepare something tasty to have after working hours that we both would enjoy.
Sometimes I assemble some kind of kebabs version, combining raw meatballs and vegetables and cook on oiled grill or skillet, the other time I cook them, cool and make a salad and it seems to me there are really many ways you can prepare them.

 Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake : perfect week dinner, Italian way, served with slices of rustic bread and lettuce.
Today, our dinner was done in 50 minutes ( 25 minutes of active time ) and what you need besides meatballs is some spaghetti sauce and mozzarella.
The result is absolutely great : you get a bubbling meatballs bake with melted mozzarella bathed in tomato sauce.

 Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake : perfect week dinner, Italian way, served with slices of rustic bread and lettuce.
If you have any herbs growing on your kitchen window, you may garnish the bake before serving. Grated Parmesan is also great option to use. I decided to sprinkle some thyme on the top since I used basil, chopped peperoncini and parsley while making Tomato Salsaย  this year.
Once done,ย  I served bubbling Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake with slices of rustic bread and lettuce.

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Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake

Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake : perfect week dinner, Italian way, served with slices of rustic bread and lettuce.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian Turkey Meatballs Mozzarella Bake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 400 grams turkey meatballs, raw; makes 17 meatballs
  • 1 ยฝ cup spaghetti sauce ( tomato salsa or pomodori pelatti )
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil for frying the meatballs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil for the skillet
  • 250 grams mozzarella, sliced; makes 1 1/3 cup
  • Fresh thyme leaves to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.

  2. Heat one Tbsp of olive oil in the frying pan and brown meatballs. It should be done in 15 minutes.

  3. Spread one Tbsp of olive oil on the skillet bottom and pour spaghetti sauce in it.

  4. Gently drop meatballs into the sauce and garnish with mozzarella.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Mozzarella will bubble beautifully.

  6. Spoon the bake to serve with your favourite bread and salad.

  7. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves and enjoy.

 

 

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