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



Orzo Pilaf:


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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