Looking for a simple but delicious dinner option? Try these easy awesome beer turkey meatballs from 20 Minute Italian. After one bite you will know you need the cookbook. I was gifted the 20 Minute Italian cookbook, all views and opinions are my own.
I love cookbooks and I have quite the collection. Pinterest is great for recipes but there is something pretty great about looking through a cookbook for recipes.
I was really excited when we bought this home and there was a cabinet in the kitchen that was perfect for all my cookbooks. I love having them on display and easy to reach for.
As far as what style of cooking I prefer it’s got to be Italian closely followed by French. I love pasta and pastries so this is to be expected.
She also gave me premission to share one of the delicious recipes so you can get a taste of what’s in the cookbook. You will find the recipe after my review of the cookbook.
20-Minute Italian Cookbook Review
The problem with the fact that I love Italian and French cooking is many of the recipes I enjoy are not quick. I don’t mind cooking big, fancy meals that take a long time sometimes but most days I need quicker options.
That is one of my favorite things about this cookbook, it’s all 20-minute meals. And the thing is, they don’t seem like quick meals. If you just looked at the photos you’d think most of these meals would take you close to an hour to create.
In this cookbook, you will find appetizers, pasta and risotto, meat and poultry, fish and seafood, pulses and grains, salads, side dishes, and so much more. There are even plant-based and gluten-free options.
I have already made a list of recipes I want to try very soon from 20-Minute Italian and they will be going on my next couple of meal plans, these are those dishes.
- Easy Pillowy Ricotta Gnocchi
- Chicken Prosciutto Saltimbocca
- Fast Oven Baked Chicken Cotolette
- Crispy Lemon Cod Fish Balls
- Chickpea Crespelle
There are so many others that look amazing but those are the ones I feel like I need to make right away. It will be hard to pick which one to try first.
Beer Turkey Meatballs Recipe
A recipe from the book that I already know will be on our menu often is these beer turkey meatballs. I love meatballs and this is a fun and different take on the classic dish.
I’d never thought about putting potatoes in my meatballs but it makes sense and is delicious. I’d like to try these with some ground chicken as well.
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1 medium-small steamed flour potato (such as russet), peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, finely minced (plus more for garnish, optional)
- 10 1/2 ounces ground turkey meat
- sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot, finely sliced
- 5 ounces good-quality blonde beer
- In a large bowl, combine the egg, panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, potato and parsley. Add the ground turkey, and season generously with sea salt and black pepper.
- Mix gently, but thoroughly, with your hands to combine all the ingriedients.
- Take a small piece of the meat mixture, and gently roll it between your hands to form 1 inch meatballs (about 1 full tablespoon each).
- Place the flour into a shallow dish. Roll the meatball gently in the flour until lightly covered, and arrange it on a baking tray. Repeat the process until all the meat mixture is used.
- Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot, and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the meatballs and leave them undisturbed until they are brown on one side. Shake the pan to loosen the meatballs, then turn each one with tongs to brown the other side. Keep turning with tongs until they are completely and evenly browned.
- Pour the beer into the pan and cook over high heat for 2 minutes. Cover the pan with a lid and continue to cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced to your desired consistency.
- Top with extra parsley and black pepper if desired.
Reprinted with permission from 20-Minute Italian by Andrea Soranidis Page Street Publishing Co. 2019
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 630Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 534mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 31g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.