Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

1/4 cup fat-free cottage cheese
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons dry plain bread crumbs
8 ounces ground turkey breast (see note)
6 ounces turkey sausage, removed from casings if necessary
2 tablespoons minced onions
2 tablespoons minced green peppers
1/2 cup snipped fresh parsley
1/4 cup minced celery leaves

Spray a cookie sheet with no-stick spray and set aside

In a large bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, egg whites, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs. Stir in the turkey breast, turkey sausage, onions and green peppers. Shape the poultry mixture into 32 meatballs.

On a sheet of wax paper, combine the parsley, celery leaves and remaining 2 tablespoons bread crumbs. Roll the meatballs in the parsley mixture until coated evenly.

Preheat the broiler. Transfer the meatballs to the prepared cookie sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, turning occasionally

Serve with cocktail toothpicks.

Makes 32 meatballs, 32 servings.

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