Last week I was perusing my favorite recipe blogs and stumbled upon this recipe from Shay over at Mix and Match Mama. I really enjoy her recipes- they are always SO simple, take little thought process, and always turn out impressively well.
She is most known for her mixing and matching abilities with the ever so versatile basic boxed cake mix- producing simply to-die-for bundt cakes. While I can’t bake a cake out of a box to save my life, I can definitly make one of these sweet things, and they always turn out good.
Aside from her sweet eats, she occasionally provides recipes she entitles “Dinner Tonight“. Love these. Most of the time, her recipes can literally be used for dinner, well, tonight! Pantry ingredients, basic proteins, and tons of flavor to boot. I’m all in- especially when my middle name these days happens to be ‘easy’, and I do not mean it in that way- so rid your mind of that idea- Thanks.
Anyway, enough of the gushing about MMM, lets talk turkey.. or chicken, actually. These could go either way. I chose chicken breast over the turkey, mainly because we were having Turkey Sloppy Joes (recipe to come!) later in the week and didn’t want to turkey my Fireman out, although he probably wouldn’t have even noticed. It actually just satisfies my OCD habit of no-protein repeats in the same week. Gotta mix it up- going against all you “I could eat chicken every night” people.
I mixed these up in about 5 minutes, changing up a few ingredients, and rolled them out onto a foil lined rimmed baking
cheese sheet (wow- cheese? Really? I guess we now know what these little girls in my belly would like for a snack..)
This recipe made about 16 (1-inch) meatballs, allowing for 4 servings of, yep- you guessed it, 4 meatballs each. Quick, filling, full of flavor (the mixture of spinach, feta, and sun dried tomatoes is classically awesome! Duh.) and even though I used chicken breast the spinach and tomatoes keeps them pretty moist- just be careful not to over-bake or you’ll have a dry meatball!
I served these meatballs with pesto pasta per Shay’s recommendation- I made up my own pesto- 3-Herb Pesto actually- YUM! Skip on over to Oats and Honey to check it for the recipe.
So sorry for making you work your clicker finger to get that recipe. If it at all any consolation, there is a belly picture for you to enjoy over there, too.