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MEATBALLS: Turkey-Pesto Meatballs



  • 2 tablespoons Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped/minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion


  1. In a bowl combine the parmesan cheese, egg, pepper, basil, salt, ground turkey, garlic, and onion. Mix the ingredients well, then form small balls.
  2. Heat the Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil in a medium skillet on medium heat.
  3. Place the meatballs in the heated oil, and brown all sides. Allow them to cook through.
  4. Serve the mini meatballs with marinara sauce  on pasta or alone as an appetizer.