The BEST Baked Ziti with Turkey Meatballs recipe.
For me Father’s Day is all about having a nice sit-down dinner with my family. It doesn’t need to be at a restaurant, but being able to spend time eating good food with the ones I love means the world! This Father’s Day also happens to be National Turkey Lovers’ Day.
Baked Ziti with Turkey Meatballs and Spinach
Baked Ziti with Turkey Meatballs and Spinach is meant to feed a crowd, and this one surely does.Meatballs made with uncased turkey sausage are rearranged throughout the sauce, and baby spinach is added. Because ricotta has a tendency to dry out when baked, crème fraîche is added to ensure a smooth texture, but sour cream thinned out with a little heavy cream works just as well. The whole dish can be prepared and baked ahead the day before. Bring it to room temperature before warming, then broil right before serving for crisp edges.
Meatball Baked Ziti
Cheesy baked ziti with the easiest homemade meatballs. Quick to prepare and so so good. Comfort food at its best here!
Meatball Baked Ziti. My all-time favorite kind of comfort food. Except, I couldn’t just leave it like that. No, I couldn’t. I threw in some homemade meatballs and topped this entire bad boy with burrata cheese before baking it to absolute cheesy, melted perfection.
I personally prefer burrata here but if it’s not your jam, mozzarella would be a great substitute. And if you are short on time, you can absolutely substitute store-bought meatballs. (Side note: I highly recommend Trader Joe’s party size mini meatballs – they are so so good and a guilty pleasure of mine). Serve with the remaining red wine, crusty bread, and a binge-worthy Netflix show.