Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Giant Turkey Meatball Parmesan


4 servings


1 hour

total time


1 lb 93% lean ground turkey

1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (Can substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs)

3 tbsp grated pecorino romano cheese

1 large egg

1 clove crushed garlic

2 tsp tomato paste

1 tbsp fresh minced parsley

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/3 cup Marinara sauce

1 oz 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

grated parmesan (optional for topping)


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl combine turkey, breadcrumbs, pecorino, egg, garlic, tomato paste, parsley and salt and gently mix to combine. Form into an oval loaf using your hands, slightly flattened at the top on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake uncovered 50 to 55 minutes, or until it's cooked in the center and the internal temperature of 160 °F with a thermometer. Remove from oven, top with marinara and cheese and bake 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce is hot and the cheese is melted.

Slice in 8 equal pieces. Serve with more warmed sauce on the side if desired.


Double this


Serving Size

2 slices


274 kcal

Total Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



140 mg


596.5 mg

Total Carbohydrate

9.5 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

2 g


27 g

4 servings


1 hour

total time
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