What [Was] for Dinner: Alfredo Turkey Meatballs Atop Healthy Mashed Potatoes

by Ashley

Good morning!  Yay for Saturdays!  What do you have planned for the day?  As soon as I get off the blog, I plan on going for a run, helping the hubby in the backyard (again), and tackling cleaning the basement.  Later today we hope to meet up with some friends at a waterpark if the weather is good. 

Last night was a night filled with comfort food.  It was a long week, so I was craving some comfort!  I decided to go with alfredo turkey meatballs atop mashed potatoes.  It was definitely a great decision, and those little meatballs gave me plenty of comfort. 🙂  I like these little guys because they are healthy too! 

Alfredo Turkey Meatballs Atop Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

1 lb. lean ground turkey

3/4 cup oatmeal

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 jar light alfredo sauce (you can totally make it yourself too, but I was lazy last night)

(For mashed potatoes):

5-6 small/medium russett potatoes

1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/3 cup nonfat or 1% milk

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cut up potatoes  into bite size pieces and boil them on the stove until they are soft enough to easily be mashed.  (I like to leave the skin on…extra fiber baby!)  While the potatoes are boiling, mix together ground turkey, egg, oatmeal, and spices. 

Roll ground turkey into little balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. 

Place in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they are cooked through.  While meatballs are cooking, drain potatoes and place in a mixing bowl.  Add Greek yogurt, milk, and spices.  Use a hand mixer to mash potatoes.

Pour the jar of alfredo sauce into saucepan and simmer until heated through.  (As I said, you can make homemade alfredo sauce, which I normally do, but I was feeling lazy last night.)  Plop a spoon full of the mashed potatoes on your plate, add a few meatballs, and top with alfredo sauce.  I paired it with a side of green beans, and dug in!

Cody and I gave the meal *two thumbs up*.  I think Ryan would’ve given it two thumbs up too, as he thoroughly enjoyed licking the leftover remnants of the mashed potato bowl. 

Cody and I decided to make it a Redbox night, complete with a homemade pizookie.  If you have no idea what a pizookie is, I feel incredibly sorry for you.  (just kidding, I’ll explain)  A pizookie is essentially a big cookie that is half baked and often topped with a scoop of ice cream.  There is a restaurant in Arizona called Oregano’s that are popular for these.  Since we don’t have an Oregano’s here in Utah, we decided to make our own!  As you can see, mine fell apart as I was trying to scoop it into my bowl, but it didn’t taste any less yummier!!

Needless to say, I need to go on a run this morning to work off that bad boy! 😉  Catch ya later! 

P.S.  Check out my “About Me” page!  I updated it and added a lot to it last night.  Enjoy!

Questions:

  • What’s your favorite comfort foods?
  • Do you rent movies at Redbox often?  (we do!)
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4 Comments to “What [Was] for Dinner: Alfredo Turkey Meatballs Atop Healthy Mashed Potatoes”

  1. Healthy comfort food? Yes please! 😀

  2. I’m basically drooling over everything in this post! Love the idea of the turkey meatballs- so cute. And that pizookie- OMG!

  3. Yummm chocolate chip cookies??? I love them half baked and gooey! 🙂

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