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Mini Turkey Meatballs with Quick Marinara

Mini Turkey Meatballs & Easy Marinara - delicious and family friendly, these meatballs are perfect for family dinners or meal prep. Paleo and Gluten Free.
Author: Nikki


For meatballs

For marinara

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots peeled and finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • For meatballs, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Form into small 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If desired, refrigerate meatballs for about 15 minutes before baking.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

For marinara sauce

  • Heat olive oil in a large deep pan. Add carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil. Stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes.