Italian Style Turkey Meatballs

Servings - 6  ( approx. 30 2-inch meatballs)  Serving size - 5 (2" meatballs)   PP per svg - 4 points+

Nut info for 5 meatballs:  Calories - 177.9,   Total Fat - 7.2g,   Carb. - 8.6g,   Protein - 19.4g,   Fiber - 0.9g

1.2 pounds ground turkey (93/7)

1 small onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup chopped organic baby spinach

1/2 cup Italian style seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup egg beaters

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/2 tsp Italian seasonings

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.   In small nonstick skillet on medium heat, sprayed with cooking spray and cook  onion and garlic until tender, about 3 -5 minutes.  Take off heat and add spinach.  Set aside to cool slightly.  

2. In large bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, cheese, egg beaters, salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, and slightly cooled onion/garlic/spinach mixture.  Mix well with hands.  

3.  Using a cookie dough scoop ( or spoon ), form into meatballs, carefully roll into 2" balls.  Don't compress them.  Place evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment or sprayed with cooking spray.  ( I used nonstick foil )

4.  Bake meatballs for 25 - 35 minutes, or until internal temperature reads 165 degrees F.  Serve warm or allow to cool and freeze for another day.