Please tell me why I waited so long to get a KitchenAid Stand Mixer??? I finally got one this year (on super sale by the way!) and it is absolutely one of the top additions to my kitchen gadgets. And you know what?? I know why I waited so long. It’s because they’re so dang expensive. I’m here to tell you that they are worth every penny. It made making these Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs an absolute breeze! It literally took so much time out of cooking and saved my arms from falling off.
Efficiency and Clean Up
Not only did the KitchenAid mix all of my ingredients in probably about a quarter of the time that it would have normally taken me but it did a much better job. I’m not knocking my mixing skills as I think I’m pretty awesome at it but the KitchenAid did an awesome job. I literally measured the ingredients out while it was mixing and just threw them into the bowl. While everything was mixing, I put all of the left over ingredients back in the fridge, threw the dishes in the sink. By that time my meat was ready to be made into little meatballs!
I mean seriously, it doesn’t get any easier than that! Once I was ready, I took the mixing bowl off of the mixer, grabbed my mini cookie dough scoop and started scooping out my meatballs.
OK, enough about my fancy new KitchenAid that I just won’t shut up about. I’m sorry, I just love it sooooo much! Let’s talk about these delicious meatballs! They are packed with spinach, which is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable, has tons of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. If you have trouble getting your veggies in, this is a great way to incorporate them into your diet. Pairing the sun-dried tomatoes with the spinach not only adds a delicious flavor but also a beautiful color. I don’t know about you guys but when my plate is full of colors, it just tastes better. I enjoy eating it a little bit more. Adding color to your plate usually means that you are incorporating more fruits and veggies into your diet so that’s another plus.
Seasonings, Herbs, and Spices
I’m that person with all types of seasonings. I love all different types! Sweet, savory, spicy, etc. You name it, I probably have it. I love using them because not only do they totally take my food up a notch but it also helps me avoid using too many sauces or dressing to add flavor. Fresh spices and herbs are always a plus too and can add a lot of nutrients as well. The house smells so good when you’re using these items too. There’s just so many great things that come from making your own meals rather than going out to eat all the time.Print
Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs
Hearty and Healthy Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Meatballs bursting with flavor and ready to be stuffed into a roll or put on your favorite pasta!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 15 meatballs 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Italian
1 lb package Jennie-O 93/7 ground turkey
1/2 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
2 cups fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp Italian seasonings of choice (I used a combination of dried basil, thyme, rosemary, and oregano)
Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, add all your ingredients and mix until they are all well incorporated
- Scoop out small to medium sized meatballs using a cookie dough scoop or form mixture into golf ball sized balls using your hands
- Place meatballs onto prepared baking sheet or silicone baking mat
- Bake meatballs at 400 for about 25-30 minutes or until they are brown
- If air frying, set to 350 and air fry for 15 minutes turning once at the halfway mark
You can use any ground meat that you prefer but it may alter the calories. Also, any of the Bolthouse Dressing go great and add a ton of flavor so use whichever one you’d like or any low calorie dressing of choice.
I like using the Trader Joe’s California Sun-Dried Tomatoes because they are not in oil which drops the calories as well. You can use any sun-dried tomatoes you’d like.
Lastly, I have also made these in the air fryer and they come out fantastic as well.
- Serving Size: 1 meatball
- Calories: 48
- Sugar: .7
- Sodium: 46
- Fat: 2
- Saturated Fat: .6
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1.5
- Fiber: .4
- Protein: 5.2
- Cholesterol: 18.4
Keywords: healthy, meatballs, spinach, sun-dried, tomato, Italian
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