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Italian Meatballs with Peppers

Italian Meatballs with Peppers
Makes:
6 servings
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
45
minutes
Low CalorieLow Sodium
based on
82 reviews
Chopped red and yellow bell peppers add color and texture to these savory meatballs seasoned with Italian herb mix and enriched with mushrooms.

In this recipe:



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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk, divided
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions:



COMBINE turkey, onion, herb seasoning and salt in large bowl; form mixture into 24 one-inch meatballs. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook, turning occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned on all sides. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove meatballs from skillet; keep warm.

ADD bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic and bouillon to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes. Combine 1 tablespoon evaporated milk and flour in small bowl; add to skillet. Gradually stir in remaining evaporated milk; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Add meatballs to skillet; stir to coat. Serve over rice. Garnish with parsley.


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    Italian meatballs W/ peppers:

    mar brown from Pooler, GA

    This was a good recipe,I add summer squash and serve with wild rice. Next time I make it,I'm gonna serve with brown rice.

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    Wonderful!

    Carolann Fullerton from Spencer, IA

    My whole family thought this was a great meal. It's rare to find a meal both kids and adults love, but this one did it.

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    wonderfully easy

    vickie dailey from Saint Paul, MN

    I tried this recipe with ready made meatballs to shorten the time (aren't we all busy), also topped with cheese and crushed tortilla chips

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    made a few adjustments

    melody r from las vegas, nv

    ...this is a great recipe, the first time i made it, it was great, but i tried to tweak it just a little bit! - instead of the evaporated milk, i used half a can of Cream of Chicken with a little bit of water - it taste sooo much better! - also i used Rice O Roni Long Grain Wild Rice instead of plain white and i have also served this over angel hair pasta...that was good too!

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    Meatballs are Great

    Adrienne Kendrick from fort worth, TX

    My family loves anything to do with meatballs and Italian food. I had nothing but great compliments from my family. They loved how it tasted and the texture. My twins ate it all up and told me more. The meal is also beautiful as well.

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    It's just me....

    Delfina Mortensen from Wheaton, IL

    Tried this recipe, meatballs were great! the sauce... not so fond of it. It was not a hit with my family. I did add bbq sauce to the meatballs. That was good! Sorry.....

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    Italiam Meatballs with peppers

    SUE YOUNG from SHALIMAR, FL

    This really made a hit with my family. I served a tossed salad and garlic bread. It was a winner with the family and for me because it's so easy to make.

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    meatballs

    linda wilson from SHIRLEY, NY

    Ive been trying recipes that do NOT include chop meat and Ive been trying Turkey instead -what a surprise these are great

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    Italian Meatballs with peppers

    Grace Davis from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    My husband dosent like turkey, I do. When I make the meatballs, I use half turkey, and half hamburger. Adding all of the other ingredients takes away the taste of the turkey. I dont tell him turkey is in the meatballs, and he loves them.

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    Italian meatballs

    Tina Coffey from SYRACUSE, NY

    my family really enjoyed themeatballs on rice,they (my boys)said it was very different,and my husband the cook ,said they were great with the sauce...... thank you....

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    Good weeknite meal

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    This was great with a Ceaser salad & corn meal sticks. What a great weeknight meal.

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    Great Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    LOUANN SMITH from Plano, TX

    Easy to follow despite my lack of skills! Wonderful results that surprised all my family! Thank you Nestle!

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    DEBBIE EWING from GADSDEN, AL

    super easy to make. they have a wonderful flavor. try them over egg noodles instead of rice

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    Jeannine Gramstad from NEWBURGH, NY

    The "men-folk" in my family didn't know this was turkey & I'm not telling them. They enjoyed the meal and I will keep the secret safe.

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    pleasant surprise

    colleen cary from BROOKLYN PARK, MN

    I tried this recipe last night and it was great...a bit of a change from my usual meatballs and reasonibly priced ingredients!

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    wonderful company meal

    Lori Johnson from CIBOLO, TX

    This recipe was easy to make and the results got me lots of compliments. I fixed it for company and everyone liked it including the small kids. It has a good flavor and not too spicy. It made for a very good interesting meal. I served it with a salad and french bread which gave it a nice rounded touch.

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    very good and easy

    Barbara Kluever from ZILLAH, WA

    I made this dish a few nights ago and my husband really liked it. I used lean ground beef instead of ground turkey. The only thing I would change is to maybe cook the vegetables a little longer so they weren't so crisp but other than that my family said they would definitely like to have it again.

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    That'sa Some Great Meatballs!

    Angela Pitt from ORLANDO, FL

    I made this recipe on a whim last night and was pleasantly surprised. They had great flavor and wonderful color. Served with crusty bread and a salad it made the perfect meal. I served the meatballs over some egg noodles I had hanging around my pantry. I'll definitely make them again. Absolutely yummy.

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    I served this recipe over yellow rice & it was delicious. I will make this one again.

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    kids love it!

    Susan from

    This is really good and we've made it several times. I usually add two tablespoons of white wine for a bit more flavor. Excellent!

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    PATRICIA LANKFORD from ATTALLA, AL

    I made the meatballs for company and everyone loved them. Everyone went back for more. It was pretty easy to make.

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    Add some spice

    Jodi Dougal from Everett, WA

    I made this last night and it turned out pretty well. I took the advice of some of the other reviewers and added some additional flavors to the sauce (sauteed onions, an extra garlic clove, and some Italian seasoning). These added a little more punch to the sauce. I'll probably try some fresh herbs (basil and oregano) the next time I make it.

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    Great Dinner

    Annette Witherspoon from GEORGETOWN, TX

    Made this for Sunday Dinner. This was easy. Made a salad & this was an all in one meal. The different colored peppers made it very colorful.

  •  Star(s)

    italian meatballs with peppers

    charlene garvey from CONNEAUT LAKE, PA

    It was easy to do and my family really liked it!

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    ITALIAN MEATBALLS WITH PEPPERS

    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    VERY GOOD. HUSBAND REALLY LIKE THE RECIPE. i USED FRESH MINCED BASIL, THYME AND ITALIAN PARSLEY. LEFT OVERS MADE A GREAT SANDWICH.

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    BESSIE BATTLE from SAMSON, AL

    This was a good dish. I decided to add a little Italian Seasoning to the sauce. It gave it a little something extra.

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    Sara Grotz from Granite City, IL

    Very good. I added some sauteed onions which really helped. Overall very easy to make and tasty.

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    Italian Meatballs

    T EVANS from Dallas, Tx

    Ooooh my goodness these meatballs were so extremely easy and scrupmtious to say the least. I did however use a little extra of all the spice ingredients and put bell peppers in the meat mixture. This is actually my first time cooking with turkey (didn't tell this to my husband until the next day. Anyway, I had fix his plate and was assembling other things when he came into the kitchen and tasted the meatballs. He absolutely loved it!! He immediately doubled the size of the plate I had fixed him. This stuff tasted so good I couldn't help myself from continously sampling the meatball gravy/sauce. We have been married 20 years and when I've suggested making him a meatball hoagie he's always declined and had no interest. Guess what, I came in from work the next day and he was sitting there smiling and eating a big meatball hoagie sandwich.

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    Very good!

    Robin Santos from SAN RAMON, CA

    This was great! Very tasty and easy to make! Good meal for kids too.

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    Family enjoyed it

    LAURA Phelps from Grand Island, NE

    My very picky family gobbled this down. No one was the wiser that I used ground turkey. I did add some Italian Sausage seasoning to liven up the meat, though. Thank you!

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    the same but totally different

    Carine Nadel from LAGUNA HILLS, CA

    This was such a nice twist to a family favorite! It was great to serve over noodles and barley as well!

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    Italian Meatballs

    Sharon Tully from TAMPA, FL

    These are very tasty and delicious. My family just loved them. We served them on rice. Yummy

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    Melt in your mouth delicious!

    Helen Lane from WATERLOO, IL

    This is so easy to make, and so quickly devoured by my husband. Excellent taste. Definately a winter comfort food in my home!

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    For something differnt

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    this is something that everyone must try at least one time, then you will know you need to make it again. it is great over some type of noodle as well.

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    Jane Evenson from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    This was an exceptional recipe that we enjoyed for our Sunday Dinner.

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    A new twist on a standard recipe

    Mary Waybright from SIOUX FALLS, SD

    I like this recipe as it reduces the caloric intake while increasing the flavor!

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    Italian Meatballs with Pepp

    Linda Bull from RACINE, WI

    Excellent recipe, very moist. Works well with ground sirloin and beef Flavor Bouillon as well!

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    just okay

    angie james from georgia

    This is pretty easy to make but it lacks flavor. My husband didnt like it at all.

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    Good Easy and great

    lenora beard from iuka, MS

    This recipe is really good and all the people at my party loved it. It was easy to make and we enjoyed the leftovers the next day. Everyone wanted the recipe.The recipe went good at our church brunch. All the kids even loved it. So this recipe is good for all age groups and I would recomend it to your family.

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    italian meatballs with peppers

    Peggy Cartwright from SUMMIT, MS

    I loved this one because it is different. I love peppers and my family really enjoyed it. Served to my friends at a party and it was a hit.

  •  Star(s)

    Good Meatballs

    Andy Ode from BENICIA, CA

    Very Tasty. The challenge is to keep the meatballs from being too dry.

  •  Star(s)

    DE-LISH!

    DA ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    I JUST LOVED THIS MEAL. IT WAS VERY SATISFYING AND I LEFT THE TABLE STUFFED!

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    Italian Meatballs with Peppers

    Robbie Johnson from Anchorage, AK

    After working all day I don't want to come home and spend a lot of time preparing meals. I like receipes that are quick and easy. I found this one to be quick and easy and my family said it was a keeper recipe. I sometimes make a double batch of meatballs and when cooked I'll cool half and freeze them for a later meal.

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    LOVED IT`

    Tina Williams from Winchester, CA

    This recipe is great! The only change I made was that I mixed the rice into the sauce and then serviced the meatballs on top of the rice mixture

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    Italian meatballs with pepers

    MARYANN ONEILL from COATESVILLE, PA

    I made this dish for dinner the other night and I had my nephews over and they finished it.

  •  Star(s)

    Different but very good

    JENNIFER WEBER from TONAWANDA, NY

    My husband loves peppers, so our garden is full of them! I wanted to try something different. I used ground beef instead of ground turkey b/c it's what I had in the freezer. This was very good. It has a zest and is different from the spaghetti with meatball route. I like rice better than pasta, so it was a good mix for our family. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for something different in the ground beef or turkey department.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick and yummy!

    Devy from Los Angeles, CA.

    My family and I truly enjoy this dish! It's very quick and very tasty. I seasoned the ground turkey a little more than what was requested and served it over rice, but I have made it several times since and tweaking it a little to my family's liking in no way takes away from the fact that this is a terrific dish! Definitely give it a try. It's on my regular list of "things to make" now.

  •  Star(s)

    tasty

    Serge from Canada

    Made this recipe and my wife loved it she says i have to cook this for her once a week. Thinking of adding a bit of curry powder to the sauce next time. try this easy and really good.

  •  Star(s)

    Healthy Meatballs

    Sharron Linehan from Manchester, NH

    I love ground turkey in place of hamburg, wonderful texture for the meatballs, and the peppers add so much more character to the end results. I added Tofu to the recipe and it just made them more moist. Great recipe. Thanks.

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    Very Good!

    Judy Young from Santa Barbara, CA

    This is a great recipe. The second time I made it I put in more garlic, as well as garlic in with the meat. Great recipe, thanks!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 250
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (15% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 50mg (16% of DV)
  • Sodium: 350mg (15% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 23g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 160% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Italian Meatballs with Peppers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon MAGGI Instant Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk, divided
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • Chopped fresh parsley

 

Directions



COMBINE turkey, onion, herb seasoning and salt in large bowl; form mixture into 24 one-inch meatballs. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook, turning occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned on all sides. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove meatballs from skillet; keep warm.

ADD bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic and bouillon to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes. Combine 1 tablespoon evaporated milk and flour in small bowl; add to skillet. Gradually stir in remaining evaporated milk; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Add meatballs to skillet; stir to coat. Serve over rice. Garnish with parsley.

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