Italian Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce recipe

Italian Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Our organic quinoa and brown rice blend is the secret ingredient that makes these turkey meatballs so incredibly mouthwatering. When you cover them with a tomato sauce that tastes like the kind mama made, you have a dinner that’s totally delizioso.

Prep Time

30 min

Cook Time

45 min



This Recipe Features:


  • 1 package (8.5-ounce) SEEDS OF CHANGE™ Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

  • 2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 pounds Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsps. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Dash ground cayenne pepper


Jarred pasta sauce can be substituted for the sauce



  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir onion and garlic in oil, 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients; heat to boiling.
  4. Simmer covered 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Uncover; crush tomatoes with potato masher or large spoon.
  6. Simmer uncovered 10–15 minutes longer until thickened.
  7. Meanwhile, line broiler pan with foil; spray broiler rack with cooking spray.
  1. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place meatballs on broiler rack.
  3. Turn oven to broil. Broil meatballs 4–5 inches from heat 7–9 minutes, turning once, until browned and internal temperature reaches 160°F. Stir meatballs into sauce.

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Nutrition Info
Servings 4
Calories (per serving) 380
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Fat % DV 25%
Saturated Fat % DV 25%
Trans Fat % DV 0%
Cholesterol N/A
Cholesterol % DV N/A
Sodium 1220mg
Sodium % DV 51%
Total Carbohydrate 38g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 11g
Total Carbohydrates % DV 13%
Dietary Fiber % DV 28%
Protein 21g

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