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Italian Salmon Meatballs

Want to incorporate more fish into your family’s diet? Help your picky eaters by creating “meatballs” by using ground salmon in your spaghetti!

Italian Salmon Meatballs

Even though I’m a recipe developer and constantly testing out new ideas, sometimes I have a mad craving for a dish that I’ve had a million times.  If you’re anything like me, spaghetti is a meal that you always come back to time and again.  

Italian Salmon Meatballs

A simple marinara sauce, some hearty whole-wheat pasta, and Italian meatballs are all you need to create the perfect classic spaghetti dish.  However, IF you want to take it to the next level you can make these addictive Italian-style salmon meatballs for added flavor complexity and healthfulness.  

We all know the amazing health benefits, but sometimes it’s easy to get stumped on how to prepare salmon.  If you love a classic spaghetti but want to incorporate a different element, these meatballs are the way to go.  

Italian Salmon Meatballs

PLUS, if you have any picky eaters in your family, they probably won’t even notice the difference once they’re slathered in marinara and wrapped in pasta!

Italian Salmon Meatballs

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Italian Salmon Meatballs

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Italian-Style Salmon Meatballs
Italian Salmon Meatballs

Italian Salmon Meatballs

Yield: 20 Meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Want to incorporate more fish into your family's diet? Help your picky eaters by creating "meatballs" by using ground salmon in your spaghetti!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless salmon cut into chunks
  • ½ medium onion, grated
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more if you like spicy)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place the salmon in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  3. To the salmon, add the onion, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg white, garlic, salt, pepper, parmesan, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and fennel seeds. Pulse in food processor several more times to combine.
  4. Using a 2 tablespoon portion of the salmon mixture (I used a cookie scoop), form meatballs by rolling between the palms of your hands. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly.
  5. Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce and pasta!

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Italian Salmon Meatballs

Italian Salmon Meatballs

Yield: 20 Meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Want to incorporate more fish into your family's diet? Help your picky eaters by creating "meatballs" by using ground salmon in your spaghetti!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless salmon cut into chunks
  • ½ medium onion, grated
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more if you like spicy)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place the salmon in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  3. To the salmon, add the onion, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg white, garlic, salt, pepper, parmesan, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and fennel seeds. Pulse in food processor several more times to combine.
  4. Using a 2 tablespoon portion of the salmon mixture (I used a cookie scoop), form meatballs by rolling between the palms of your hands. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly.
  5. Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce and pasta!

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

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I’m excited to make this! One question: skin on or off?

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Skin off. You're going to love them. Enjoy!

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