When it comes to meals, I'm always looking for something that is easy and kid-friendly.  Some of my amazing co-workers started sharing this recipe on Facebook earlier this week and I could tell, this was one that I needed to try...and share with the world.

Life as a mom with three kids means that life is busy.  I've had the years of toddlers throwing peas across the room with their spoons and the picky food eaters.  To be honest, there are days when I don't want to hear the phrase, "I don't like this food" and so this recipe truly is a lifesaver for those days (or any day!).  I also have kids that enjoy cooking and this is a great recipe for them to make on their own too!

RECIPE:  Meatball Sub On A Stick

1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp dried Oregano
1 Tbsp dried Basil
1 Tbsp dried Parsley or 1/4 cup fresh chopped
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can Pillsbury Original breadsticks
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
12 (10"-12") wooden skewers
Marinara sauce for dipping
(I did ask my co-workers if they thought frozen meatballs could be used instead...and it was a "yes".  You may have to make sure they are thawed out before cooking them though or adjust the time a bit.)

Preheat oven to 375°
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In bowl combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Oregano, Basil, Parsley, red pepper flakes and garlic. Form into 1 inch meatballs.
Open can of breadsticks and starting with one breadstick at a time thread dough then meatball. Repeat the process with 2 more meatballs alternating dough-meatball, ending with dough. Make sure to spread dough and meatballs away from each other by about 1/4", so the meatballs bake through and the dough has room to expand.
Bake for 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through. Remove from oven and sprinkle each skewer with 1-2 Tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese. Place back in oven for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce for dipping.

12 Servings
Calories: 198
Fat: 7.7g
Cholesterol: 35.3mg
Sodium: 355.9mg
Carbs: 18.6g
Fiber: 1.3g
Sugar: 4.2g
Protein: 14.4g

You can find the Facebook post this came from with the beautiful, mouthwatering pics.  It had over 599,000 shares...so it must be good!
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