Easy Baked Meatballs With Gruyere Fondue
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 25 small meatballs
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast or thighs
  • ½ pound Italian pork sausage
  • ½ medium onion, finely minced
  • ¼ cup parsley and basil, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup breadcrumbs (See the notes)
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces Cremini or Portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups Marinara Sauce (or any other Pasta Sauce)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine first 10 ingredients, 1 minced clove of garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and form 25 meatballs. (If meatball doesn't hold the shape well, you can add a bit more of breadcrumbs)
  3. Arrange meatballs on a prepared baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet heat olive oil. Add mushrooms and cook on a medium heat until water evaporates, about 5-7 minute. Add the remaining minced clove of garlic and cook for another minute.
  5. Stir in Marinara sauce, water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Arrange cooked meatballs in a skillet, gently coat them with the sauce and generously sprinkle with Mozzarella and Gruyere.
  7. Preheat broiler and broil meatballs until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately!
For this recipe I used regular breadcrumbs, but if you're on Keto or Low-Carb diet, you can definitely substitute with low carb breadcrumbs like almond flour or coconut flour.
Recipe is inspired by http://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/family-style-meatball-fondue
Meatball Recipe is adapted from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/classic-italian-turkey-meatballs-recipe-3381279
Recipe by Lavender & Macarons at https://www.lavenderandmacarons.com/meat-recipes/easy-baked-meatballs-gruyere-fondue/