Turkey Eyeballs (Turkey Pesto Meatballs)

from Lick the Bowl Good


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, pesto, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt, and black pepper. Use your hands to make sure everything is incorporated evenly.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour the marinara sauce into a 9 x 9 inch baking pan and top with the meatballs.
  5. Cover with foil and bake until meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve over noodles,.