Meatball Subs On A Stick

meatballsubThis recipe is one that I pulled off of facebook a few weeks back.   I don’t know who originally posted it or who to credit.  It caught my eye as something that everyone in my house would love and something that would be relatively quick and inexpensive to prepare.

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp dried Oregano
1 Tbsp dried Basil
1 Tbsp dried Parsley or 1/4 cup fresh chopped
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can Pillsbury Original breadsticks
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
12 (10″-12″) wooden skewers
Marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375°.   Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.   In bowl combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes and garlic.   Form into 1 inch meatballs.
Open can of breadsticks and starting with one breadstick at a time thread dough then meatball.   Repeat the process with 2 more meatballs alternating dough-meatball, ending with dough.   Make sure to spread dough and meatballs away from each other by about 1/4″, so the meatballs bake through and the dough has room to expand.  Bake for 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through.   Remove from oven and sprinkle each skewer with 1-2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Place back in oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.   Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce for dipping.

12 Servings
Calories: 198
Fat: 7.7g
Cholesterol: 35.3mg
Sodium: 355.9mg
Carbs: 18.6g
Fiber: 1.3g
Sugar: 4.2g
Protein: 14.4g

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