I’m definitely dreading dinner tomorrow night. My kid gets to wear his costume to school andÂ alllllll afternoon I’ll have to listen to “Is it time yet?!” and then there will be a huge fight at dinner time because he’ll be too busy pretending to be a Power Ranger to eat. I’m hoping a fun dinner like this will ease my pain.
These eyeballs were such a hit with the kids! I mean, of course it’s fun to pretend to eat eyeballs!
The meatballs themselves are as fantastic as they sound. Put pesto in anything and I’ll probably love it. And they couldn’t be easier since the meatballs are baked in the sauce. If you aren’t a fan of turkey, you could use beef or chicken or whatever ground meat you typically buy.
What’s your plan for dinner tomorrow?
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1/4 cup pesto
- 1/4 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- sliced black olives about 7 olives
- 3 cups marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, combine turkey, pesto, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to make sure everything is incorporated evenly.
Using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture per meatball, roll into balls and place on a plate. Press a slice of olive on top of each meatball.
Pour the marinara sauce into a 9 x 9 inch baking pan and top with the meatballs.
Cover with foil and bake until meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve over noodles,.