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Garlic Stuffed Meatballs

Roasted Garlic Meatballs & Spaghetti

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Creole, Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
I created this recipe when I was apart of the black food network and have not made it since, so I’ve made some tweaks to it and hope you enjoy!
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Turkey Meatballs

  • 16 cloves of garlic confit recipe below
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 4 sprigs thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • ½ cup panko or breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Savory seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound of cooked spaghetti

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon garlic oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic confit chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry thyme
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 29 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • To make garlic confit:
  • In a pot over medium heat add 1 lbs. peeled garlic cloves and cover with oil, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 40 minutes on a low heat.
  • To make turkey meatballs:
  • In a large bowl mix turkey, thyme, oregano, basil, panko, parmesan, parsley, chicken stock and salt together. Roll into your preferred size meatball, make a dimple and place one garlic clove in center then finish rolling meatball; place on baking sheet and bake for in 400 F oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in 4-quart sauce pan over medium heat, stir in garlic, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, cook for 20 seconds. Add wine reduce by a third; add tomatoes, salt, pepper and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 6 minutes. Toss cooked spaghetti in pasta sauce and serve with meatballs garnish with parmesan and parsley.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg