These baked turkey meatballs are incredibly tender and flavorful and won't weigh you down. Eat them alone, with spaghetti or zoodles, or amp them up by making them into Italian meatball subs.
For the Meatballs:
Preheat oven to 400°F with a rack in the center. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Into a large bowl place the bread crumbs, milk, onion, garlic, parsley, cheese, fennel seed, oregano, salt, egg and pepper. Beat together with a fork. Add ground turkey and use fork to mix well but without overworking.
Use two spoons or a small ice cream scoop to form 12 meatballs, spacing evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip with a spatula and bake 5 minutes more, until just cooked through.
Heat tomato sauce in a medium pan, then add meatballs and simmer for a minute or two.
For the Subs:
Split each roll in half, top with three meatballs, some sauce and a couple of slices of cheese (plus some extra grated parmesan or pecorino if you like). Broil until cheese is melted, close sandwich and serve immediately.
Here's the recipe for my favorite tomato sauce.