close up of an individual spaghetti and meatball bite on parchment paper, garnished with a spring of fresh oregano

sun-dried tomato and turkey meatballs

makes about 48 mini meatballs


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 TBS tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup onion finely minced or grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped softened if not packed in olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herb blend which is where I went when I discovered there were just few leaves of fresh parsley leftor 2 tsp fresh parsley and 1 tsp fresh oregano.
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Throughly combine all ingredients
  2. Form into balls (about a 1/2 inch for mini meatballs)
  3. For smaller batches I prefer to cook these with a little olive oil in my cast iron on the stove top (medium low heat about six minutes a side.) But for large batches it would be infinitely easier to bake them on a sheet pan(375 for about 20-25 minutes turning once if necessary)