For the meatballs:
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 large egg
2 tbsp. chopped dried onions
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. garlic & herb seasoning
For the sauce:
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 14 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup wine
1 cup of diced tomatoes
1 tsp. dry basil
1/2 tsp. sugar
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper (lots!)
1 cup of grated Italian Cheese Blend
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, dried onions, garlic and herb seasoning. (I like to stir with a carving fork because everything will combine nicely but the meat will not become compacted.) Form the meat into meatballs that are about 1/4 cup each. I usually get 12-14 meatballs. Place the meatballs onto a greased or lined baking sheet, making sure the meatballs do not touch one another. Bake in the hot oven for about 20 minutes or until browned and the internal temperature reaches at least 160 degrees.
Meanwhile make the sauce. Saute the onions in the olive oil over a medium flame. When the onions are soft, add the remaining ingredients. Simmer at least 20 minutes.
When meatballs and sauce are done, place the meatballs in an oven proof casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the meatballs. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly.
Each meatball, with its associated sauce and cheese is 165 calories.