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2 Ratings
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  • 2 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 mins
42 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a blender or food processor combine undrained diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and salt. Cover and blend or process until smooth.

  • In a large bowl combine the egg, 1/4 cup of the sauce, and bread crumbs. Add turkey and mix until combined. Form mixture into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in prepared baking pan. Bake about 15 minutes or until no longer pink (165°F).

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook sweet pepper and onion in hot oil over medium heat about 8 minutes or until very tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining sauce. Heat through. Add meatballs and stir gently to coat with sauce.

  • Increase oven temperature to broil. Broil split buns 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 minute. Line buns with cheese slices. Broil about 1 minute more or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted.

  • Place three meatballs in each bun. Top with sauce.


Use a hot dog bun for crumbs. Place in a food processor and pulse with several on/off turns to form crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 98mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 43g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 8g; sugars 13g; protein 31g; vitamin a 1554.9IU; vitamin c 49.6mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 5.3mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 48.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 600mg; potassium 241mg; calcium 171.6mg; iron 3.2mg.