Turkey and Pork Cheesey Meatballs
I have a bad habit of always cooking the same things for dinner. Even though I’m a stay at home mom I find it makes the day go smoother if I just cook one of my same simple meals. After David & I had a discussion the other day about me mixing it up, I decided to try to make something he made one Thanksgiving for me while I was pregnant with Brooklyn, and had gestational diabetes… Turkey and Pork Cheesey Meatballs!
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I’ve been thinking about making these since he made them Thanksgiving 2016. That’s a long time. I decided to finally break my routine & make them. I’m definitely happy I did. It’s such a simple recipe too. DJ loved it, but I did have to pick out the onions from his plate.
To begin I preheated the oven to 350 & sprayed a pan with cooking spray. I added the pork, turkey, egg, onion, garlic, spices (adobo & salt), and sofrito (you can find a recipe for that here) to a bowl and combined all together.
After all of that is combined I added the cheese until I got the right amount that I wanted, which was about 1 cup. Once cheese in thoroughly combined, I molded the mixture into large cue ball sized meatball. I made about 13 out of this mixture.
I cooked it for 30 minutes. I ate my meatball with my favorite three cheese marinara sauce. Next time I’d really like to try these with a pesto sauce!
Let me know if you make these turkey and pork cheesey meatballs. Whats your favorite way to make meatballs? Let me know in the comments!
- 1 lb Lean Ground Pork
- 1 lb Ground Turkey
- 2 TBSP Minced Garlic
- 1 Egg
- 1 Medium White Onion
- 1/2 TBSP Sofrito
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Adobo
- 1 C Cheddar Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a bowl combine everything except cheese
- After thoroughly combined, mix cheese in
- Make large (cue ball sized) Meatballs
- Cook for 30-35 minutes
- Serve with your favorite sauce and sides
This looks so yummy!! I love meat balls in the crockpot with BBQ sauce. I could eat every day and I swear I wouldn’t get bored.
That sounds delicious! I definitely want to try it with my sweet & spicy BBQ sauce!
These sound really good! It’s funny, but I never thought to combine two different meats. I always just did one !
Until my husband made these a few years ago, I never thought to use anything but ground beef!
Meatballs are a great way to go for finding variety. I’m like you when it comes to the kitchen, I stick to the same things and I just don’t like thinking about cooking that much although sometimes I have decent ideas. You could mix in veggies in there too, you’ll never know they’re there.
I wanted to add some spinach or parsley, but I was out of it that day. Next time I definitely add some green into them to make sure my toddler gets some more veggies in his diet!
Me and the kids love making meatballs, I love your twist though and I’m definitely going to give it ago….adding chives would be my tip! Jen xxx
Seriously, my mouth is watering! I am making these tomorrow night. I hope they turn out as delicious as yours.
I love making turkey meatballs but I have never thought about adding cheese, I feel like that brings it to a whole new level.
Yum!!! Your post just made me hungry! I love how you used turkey for a healthier option. Will definitely try your recipe next time ?
Mmmm these look ad sound delicious. I bet they would make really yummy sliders I am going to have to try them of if these nights.
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OMG these look AMAZING! I can’t have pork, but I may try them with a substitute. My mouth was watering looking at the photo!