Florentine Meatballs

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 4 servings

We know you’re big meatball fans, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try something new for a change. These meatballs are made from a mixture of turkey mince, spinach, and parmesan. What makes them even more delicious is the savory sauce they’re tucked in, which is buttery and creamy.

Ingredients Needed for Florentine Meatballs

1 pound turkey mince
1 ounce baby spinach, chopped
¼ cup parmesan, shredded
1 onion, shredded
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
2 garlic cloves, crushed
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
salt
pepper
vegetable oil

For the sauce:

1 ½ tablespoons of butter
½ cup flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup milk
salt
pepper

How to Cook Florentine Meatballs

  1. Add the turkey mince in a large bowl.
  2. Add the spinach, shredded parmesan, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, and parsley.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and mix with a spatula.
  4. Drizzle some vegetable oil in your hands and shape the mixture into 1.5 inches (4 cm) diameter balls.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lay the meatballs on it.
  7. Slide the tray into the oven for the next 20 minutes!
  8. Next, heat a skillet over low heat, add the butter in it and melt it.
  9. Add the flour and slowly whisk until the mixture turns golden. Pour the chicken stock and milk.
  10. Season with salt, pepper, and add the chopped parsley.
  11. Slowly whisk and when the sauce becomes smooth add the meatballs.
  12. Cook them for 2-3 more minutes!

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