Baked Meatballs in Tomato Herb Sauce

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (6 oz.) Contadina® Tomato Paste divided
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) Contadina® Diced Tomatoes, not drained
  • 2 tsp. dried basil, divided
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups bread crumbs (about 3 slices firm white bread, crust removed)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped, optional
  • 1-1/4 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey (not turkey breast)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • cooked pasta

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil; coat with cooking spray.
2. Combine 1/2 can tomato paste, egg, 1 tsp. each basil and oregano, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, Parmesan and raisins.
3. Mix in turkey with hands or a large spoon until mixture is combined well. Shape into 16 meatballs, about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Bake 20 minutes or until browned and cooked through (165°F internal temperature).
4. Meanwhile, stir together diced tomatoes with juice, 1 tsp. each oregano and basil, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add baked meatballs to sauce and simmer 5 minutes for flavors to blend. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Baked Meatballs in Tomato Herb Sauce
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Contadina®

Tomato Paste

Contadina®

Diced Tomatoes