This Greek-inspired recipe oozes with family appeal. Turkey meatballs seasoned with fresh mint are served with orzo, spinach, and tomatoes.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
40 mins at 350°
cook:
22 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings (8 meatballs each)
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Ingredients

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Orzo Pilaf:

Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15 x 11 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil.

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  • In large bowl, mix together turkey, mushrooms, yogurt, mint, oregano, lemon pepper and salt. Shape into 28 meatballs, using 1 slightly rounded tablespoon for each. Place meatballs on prepared baking sheet.

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  • Bake in 350°F oven until browned and internal temperature registers 165°F on instant-read thermometer, about 40 minutes.

Orzo Pilaf:
  • While meatballs are baking, in medium-size saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and orzo; cook, stirring, until orzo is coated and onion is softened, 3 more minutes. Add broth, salt and pepper. Simmer, covered, until orzo is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the spinach, tomatoes and mint; cook until spinach is wilted and tomatoes are heated through, about 1 minute.

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  • Serve meatballs with orzo. Garnish with additional mint, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 90mg; sodium 999mg; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 3g; protein 27g.

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