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Turkey Philly Cheesesteak Meatballs

Turkey Philly Cheesesteak Meatballs

A fun twist on the indulgent sandwich from the City of Brotherly Love. These are a perfect, healthier alternative for when you're craving that Philly cheesesteak taste. You can even make it into a meatball sandwich!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 slices Wasa multigrain crispbread crushed
  • 2 Tbsp oregano dried
  • 2 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • cup part-skim mozzarella finely shredded
  • 56 gm mild banana pepper rings (~24 rings) finely chopped
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a pan over medium heat, spray some non-stick spray. Add the chopped onion, green bell pepper, garlic, and oregano. Sauté until onion is translucent and soft, then set aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, crushed Wasa crackers, egg whites, mozzarella cheese, banana pepper rings, black pepper to taste, and lastly onion/pepper mixture.
  • Hand mix ingredients or put into a food processor until combined.
  • Form turkey mixture into 24 1-inch sized balls and place onto a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Bake in 350° oven for 35 minutes, turning each meatball halfway through.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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Notes

Additional Suggestions: 
  • try different colored bell peppers 
  • use a different type of cheese, like the traditional provolone which is used in many Philly cheesesteak recipes
  • you can use other types of crackers or bread crumbs such as panko, whole wheat bread crumbs or Italian seasoned bread crumbs.
  • I've tried this recipe without the crackers and egg and it still holds together, however adding them turned out much better in terms of taste. 
Overall Makes: ~24 meatballs
Nutrition Information Per 4 Meatball Serving: 
130 calories, 4.4 gm fat, 2 gm saturated fat, 6.4 gm carbohydrate, 11.2 gm protein, 1.6 gm fiber, 228.9 mg sodium, 31.7 mg cholesterol 
Keyword meatballs, turkey