DeLise Turkey, Bean & Spinach Meatballs 

Dinner tonight was a magical moment of making something out of basically nothing. In these circumstances some of my best recipes have been created. Tonight was another win in my book; so in the spirit of getting back to writing and while the recipe is fresh in my mind (because honestly half the time I just throw everything together and don’t give it much thought) I wanted to share it with you all.  These are some protein packed ridiculously delicious meatballs that could be formed into a patty for a burger or rolled into smaller balls for an appetizer at a party or made as noted below and serve with some pasta or zoodles or even made into a sub. Whatever you choose to do I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 


1 lb(ish – because mine was actually 1.25 but that’s OK) ground turkey

1 egg

1 can (15.5oz) cannellini beans

1 1/2 cups Italian bread crumbs 

1/2 cup chopped spinach

Sprinkles of various Italian seasonings such as a lil bit of garlic, some basil, oregano, parsley (flavor to your taste) 

Olive Oil (the EVOO kind or canola oil) to coat your pans


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Open the can of beans and drain them (mostly it’s OK if it’s not completely drained) and place into a small bowl and smash them up well (I used my potato smasher to do this but if you don’t have one just use a fork)
  • In a large bowl combine: ground turkey, egg, smashed beans, bread crumbs, spinach (it’s OK if your spinach came straight from the freezer as long as it’s nice and chopped up), season to taste (with the seasoning don’t go out of your way buying specific stuff just use what you have unless you don’t have any then obviously go out and get something)
  • Line baking sheets with foil and brush on a little coat of EVOO 
  • Using a regular table spoon scoop, shape and roll out your meatballs. This recipe makes about 18 meatballs using this method 
  • Bake for 27-30 minutes (depending on your oven; our current one sucks so it almost always takes me a smidge longer)
  • Enjoy!


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