So, it’s Italian night and you’re trying to prepare the perfect turkey meatballs to go with your spaghetti, but you’re not sure how long you should bake turkey meatballs in the oven for. If this sounds like you, don’t worry, I’m here to give you the answer as well as some tips on the turkey meatball recipe so that you can have a successful dinner night.
It takes 25 minutes to bake your turkey meatballs in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. An uncooked meatball could be the downfall of your dish. So make sure that they are cooked to moist perfection to make them the highlight of your meal. When you bake turkey meatballs at 400 degrees, you can expect a tender and juicy result. They won’t be dried out from cooking too long, and they won’t be raw and dangerous to eat. You want to find the perfect balance for how to cook these turkey meatballs. Baking them for 25 minutes at 400 degrees will give keep your turkey meatball moist and cooked even at its center with nicely browned sides. If the meatballs are too thick, it can lead to uncooked or under-cooked meat at its center. You can get very sick from eating raw turkey meat, so cut a few opening every time you check to make sure they are cooked all the way through.
You can usually cook around 25-50 degrees higher or lower than the typical temperature without too many issues. So, you can cook at either 350 or 425 degrees F. And of course these will lead to differences in the end result. If you cook the turkey meatballs at 350 degrees, you will be able to make the meat more tender. But this will have to cook for a longer period of time. On the other hand, it takes a shorter time to cook at higher temperatures but you have to be careful with cooking the turkey meatballs at temperatures that are too high. The hotter the oven, the drier the meatball. If you aren’t careful, you could end up with charred and crunchy meatballs on your dinner plate, so be cautious of how much you adjust the oven temperature.
Honestly, I believe the best temperature to bake turkey meatballs at is 400 degrees. Let me tell you why. Not only are you still getting a delicious and tender meatball, you are also timing out your side dishes to finish at the same time. If you are making spaghetti, it takes around 15 minutes for the water to boil and 5 minutes to cook the noodles. By the time you finish putting on the sauce and platting the spaghetti, the meatballs will be done as well. It works the same way for fries too. Fries cook around the same time as the meatballs. There are few things more satisfying than cooking a tasty meatball while preparing a meal that will all be ready at once.
Turkey meatballs are a delicious addition to many meals. There are many oven recipes for turkey meatballs. But I love to use this easy turkey meatball recipe. But first, get all your ingredients together. Go to the store and grab 1 pack of ground turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, milk, onions, and seasonings. And here’s how to cook turkey meatballs in the oven.
Grab 1 egg, 1/4 cup of milk, 3/4 cup of bread crumbs, and a 1/4 cup of minced onions. Mix all of your measured ingredients in with your ground turkey.
Season the turkey meat thoroughly with the seasonings of your choice.
Mold them into a ball that’s around 1 1/2 inches high.
Place some parchment paper or foil on a baking sheet. Space your meatballs out evenly from each other
Set your oven to 400 degrees. Bake the turkey meatballs for 25 minutes. Once done, take out and enjoy!
Turkey meatballs are really appetizing, but they do take a bit of time to prepare as well as cook. If spending a long time in the kitchen doesn’t sound appealing to you, no worries, you can still have some scrumptious meatballs without spending an hour making them. Try making large batches so that you can skip the preparation stage the next time you’re hungry. Look back at the steps to cook a turkey meatball and double the ingredients to make a bigger batch. I’m pretty sure you can’t eat all those meatballs at once, so freeze any that you won’t be eating within the week. Once you want them again, place them on a baking sheet, cook for 25 minutes and enjoy without the hassle of preparation.
These bite sized snacks are great on their own or as a side, so here are a few tips to make your dish even tastier. When making your meatballs, consider adding cheese to the ingredients that you mix together. Cheese goes great on almost everything, so adding this ingredient will certainly leave you wanting more. Although turkey meatballs are tasty enough to be eaten on their own, including a side dish like fries or spaghetti will leave you feeling more satisfied with your meal. Overall, cooking is all about taking chances and trying new things. Invent your own unique meatball recipe that will be eaten for generations to come, so get creative and have fun!