Turkey meatballs tomato sauce recipe


These turkey meatballs can be served as a delicious midweek supper with rice, pasta or potato on your training days or simply on their own with some vegetables if you don't need the extra carbs.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

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Serves: 4 people

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For the Tomato Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/gas mark 4.
  2. To make the sauce, warm the oil in a non-stick pan set over a low heat. Add the peppers and onion and sauté for 5 minutes, then add the garlic, chilli, paprika, cumin and some salt and pepper and continue to sauté on a low heat for 2 minutes more. Add the chopped tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and water and mix to combine, then turn the heat down to a low simmer and let the sauce cook for about 20 minutes to reduce a bit. Pour the sauce into a baking dish.
  3. To make the meatballs while the sauce is simmering, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, then roll the mixture into balls. Arrange the meatballs across the tomato sauce in the dish, then drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the meatballs are completely cooked through.

Tip: If you're a fan of heat, add some chopped fresh chilli to give the dish a spicy kick.

  • Anne Corvin, 10 Aug 16

    4 stars rating
    This is fab dish and all loved it

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