Turkey Meatball Recipe in Homestyle Ragu Sauce & Giveaway

January 24, 2017
You say Tomato, I say Tomatoe but after trying this new homestyle pasta sauce I say Ragu!
(My own little jingle that came to me as I was listening to "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.")
I am partnering with Ragu today to share with you a nifty giveaway of their new line of sauces, and a tasty homemade turkey meatball recipe too.
I tossed these flavorful meatballs into New Thick & Hearty Homestyle Ragu, which by the way has NO artificial colors or flavors and NO high fructose corn syrup plus each 1/2 cup has around 90 calories.
It is a win, win!

Even though National spaghetti Day has come and gone ( it was on January 4th) who says that we cannot enjoy pasta all year around and better way to do it than with these tasty variety of Ragu sauces.
To enter this yummy giveaway just tell Ragu and I what your favorite way is to serve up your pasta and you are entered in the drawing.
Random.org will determine the winner, giveaway ends on Sunday January 29th at 9:00 p.m.
Winner will be announced by email.
Good luck and thank you for joining me!
The thing that I love most about these meatballs is the zesty and sassy taste.
I added some horseradish and smoked paprika to give them some awesome flavor.
Shape them in little round balls and place them on a baking sheet that has just a smidgen of olive oil on it to prevent them from sticking.
Bake them in a 400 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes and they are ready to be dancing in that awesome Ragu sauce.
Scoop em' up and serve them over your favorite pasta!
You are going to love this!

yield: Serves 4print recipe

Turkey Meatballs In Home-style Ragu

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 30 mins
Tasty homemade turkey meatballs with a bit of zest


For The Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. Prepare baking sheet by adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil to sheet so that meatballs will not stick. 3. In a large bowl combine the turkey, bread crumbs, oregano, egg, garlic powder, cumin, mustard, horseradish, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, sea salt, parsley. 4. Mix all ingredients together and roll into 1 inch meatballs. (About 15-23) 5. Bake meatballs for about 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown. 6. While meatballs are cooking pour your favorite Homestyle Ragu sauce into a saucepan and warm over medium heat. 7. Once meatballs are done cooking add them to Ragu Sauce. 8. Add grated mozzarella. 9. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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Sharing a few other recipes today too.

  Bold and Smoky Marsala Pasta
 Marjorie's Apple Cake
Homemade Egg Noodles
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  1. Jemma, It's breakfast time but I could easily enjoy a plate of your dish right now for breakfast. I like the idea of baking and not frying the meatballs. Sounds great. Thanks for the recipe and pictures.
    Hard to have a favorite pasta. I love all forms. Thanks for mentioning that Ragu has no artificial flavors and fructose corn syrup.

    1. Thank you for stopping Bonnie! We had this meal on Sunday, I added a salad and of course a little roll too.
      I was very pleased with the sauce and of course the baked meatballs!

  2. I love pasta and your meatball recipe sounds amazing, didn't realized Ragu was fructose free and no artificial flavors that's awesome. So I noticed you have copper pots, I'm jealous!! Did you know you can make amazing polenta with the combination of a copper pot and a gas stove? We'll have to cook together sometime and I'll share my grandma's polenta recipe, it's from the old country as she would say and very simple. It was my favorite growing up and we had it almost every Friday night at her home. It's a wonderful meal when it's cold outside.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

    1. I am thinking that this is a wonderful idea to cook together. Wouldn't it be fun to get together with some of the other gals who live out our way and have everyone bring their hubbies and have a dinner party.
      I would love for you to share you Grandma's polenta recipe and show me how to make it. Sounds fun and yummy!

    2. After I get moved let's plan on it..

  3. my favorite way to searve pasta is in a ziti bake or lasagna! dtdady at gmail dot com

  4. Vegetable lasagna is a big hit in our house. Vera khule at gmail dot com

  5. That looks delicious. I have a wonderful spaghetti recipe that is my family's favorite but I love all kinds of pasta! I didn't know Ragu was fructose free with no artificial coloring. That's good to know!

    1. Ragu has developed their new home-style brand and it's wonderful. I am also going to up-cycle the jars and create something pretty with them!

  6. Sounds and looks delicious! Good info about Ragu's sauces. I guess I never checked on the ingredients labels on my favorite pasta sauces before!

    1. I have always loved their sauces, they are even better than ever!

  7. YUM! Looks delicious, Jemma. I make very similar ones with tomato and basil sauce. Good idea for dinner tonight. Thx

    1. Love basil, it's one of my favorites too, hope you give this meatball recipe a try, you'll be happy that you did!

  8. Hi Jemma, the scent of basil always brings me back to my grandmothers (from Italy) kitchen. I love this meatball recipe and make mine very similar using turkey. However, while I try and make my sauce from scratch like mom always did growing up, I have found Ragu to be pretty close to grandma's and my moms. It's a time saver with great taste. I love that Ragu uses natural ingredients too. Sure gives for a fresh taste.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe. It's always a great time for a pasta dinner.
    Have a great week dear one, I am still out of town but looking forward to getting back in February. xoxo

  9. Hi Jemma,
    I love the new Homestyle sauces from Ragu too. They are so good. I just add my own fresh ingredients like cut up peppers, onions, 3 different meats and you have a great homemade tasting sauce. My family loves it. Happy Tuesday my friend.

  10. My fave way to serve pasta is what I now call Pizzetti. It's a baked spaghetti dish with pizza toppings. It's delicious, easy and fairly quick to make too.

  11. Jemma, your turkey meatballs and Pasta sauce looks delicious. My mouth is watering. :) I love all different kinds of foods, but I do believe Italian is my favorite. This looks very easy to make too.

    Blessings to you, Jemma, on these January days.

    love, ~Sheri

  12. Yum! The recipe for your meatballs sounds delicious! I bet the horseradish gives them an extra zing! I don't usually buy ragu, but I will try it! I'm going to experiment with zoodle recipes in the next few weeks so I will try it!

  13. This looks so good!! I am off to pin!!

  14. Hi Jemma. Would you believe I have never had store-bought spaghetti sauce? That does sound good though. I take that back-- I had some at a friend's house years ago and it tasted "canned". I bet it has come a long way since then though. Thanks and maybe I will pick up a jar for one of those 'fast' prep meals. xo Diana

  15. Thanks sweet lady for the recipe . A friend of mine who went to be with Lord used to make homemade meatballs and this recipe reminds me of hers but she didn't use horseradish. I bet that is good . My favorite pasta dish is chicken fettuccine. I love different types of pasta though . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

  16. Omgoodness!!! It's 1024 pm but I would love a big plate of what you're serving up. I'm hungry and trying not to eat before going to bed. :(

    I love chicken parmesan with my pasta but I also love turkey meatballs. Your recipe sounds delicious!

    Hope all is well! Xo linda

  17. Omgoodness!!! It's 1024 pm but I would love a big plate of what you're serving up. I'm hungry and trying not to eat before going to bed. :(

    I love chicken parmesan with my pasta but I also love turkey meatballs. Your recipe sounds delicious!

    Hope all is well! Xo linda

  18. It looks delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  19. WOW! First of all, I love anything in tomato sauce, and ground turkey is one of my favorites. You are enjoying the bliss of home cooking and what fun dear heart! LOOKS GREAT!

  20. Delicious food! My favorite way to serve up pasta for our family is a bolognese meat sauce style. I use ground chicken and sneak some broccoli bits in there as a healthy option for us.

  21. I like using the sauce with zucchini or spaghetti squash.

  22. Adding horseradish and smoked paprika to your meatballs certainly must up the flavor profile. I don't think I've ever had a pasta dish that I didn't like. :D

  23. I like my pasta with sauce and parmesan cheese. I also like my pasta with a soft "bite". I am not a big fan of al dente. asotv@aol.com

  24. I love pasta with fresh basil and some Parmesan on top!

  25. I tried this sauce on turkey meatballs last night and served them to my very picky children and their even pickier cousins. What a HUGE hit! I cannot thank you enough – you’ve added a new staple to their diets … Techlazy.com Crazyask.com Howmate.com


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