Florentine Meatballs

Florentine Meatballs


  • 1 box frozen spinach, defrosted in the microwave

  • 1 1/3 pound (1 package) ground turkey breast

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped, divided

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 3/4 cups milk, divided

  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs, 3 handfuls

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, 2 palm fulls

  • Coarse salt and black pepper

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Wring defrosted spinach dry in a clean kitchen towel.

  3. Place turkey in a bowl and make a well in the middle of it. Add the spinach, all but 3 tablespoons of the onion, all of the garlic, 1 large egg, about 1/4 cup milk, bread crumbs, grated Parmesan, salt and pepper.

  4. Mix well. Form into 12 large balls and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.

  5. Arrange on a nonstick cookie sheet and roast 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

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