Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

This is rainy day cooking at it’s best – simmer the meatballs and sauce slowly for a few hours…..



1 lb ground turkey

2 links chicken sweet italian sausage with casings removed

1/4 C grated parmesan

1 egg

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs – pulse country bread cubes with 2 T parsley in food processor or blender

1/2 C diced white onion

2 T minced garlic


Mix all ingredients in a non reactive bowl – mix thoroughly to get the sausage and ground turkey blended well.

Shape into 2 inch balls.

Spray a 9 inch glass pan with PAM and arrange the meatballs – you should have about 18-20 meatballs.  Cook at 400 for 30- 45 mins until browned.


Pour marinara sauce  into a deep saucepan.  Add the meatballs and simmer for about an hour.

Boil spaghetti and top with the meatballs and sauce.  Serve with a green salad and crusty bread to mop up the sauce  🙂