Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mama Mia Meatball Taquitos

Way back in February, Taste of Home put on a cooking contest called "10-20-30" and challenged readers to come up with their best meals that could be made on busy nights in 10, 20 or 30 minutes. My submission for Mama Mia Meatball Taquitos was picked as a runner up and is feature in the Simple & Delicious Magazine February/March 2015 edition!! It's always so fun to see a recipe of mine in print and styled by actual professionals who make it look so beautiful! Look at the gorgeous photo they took:

Mama Mia Meatball Taquitos Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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They also sent me a Taste of Home cookbook to enjoy as well!
Mama Mia Meatball Taquitos
12 frozen, fully cooked Italian Turkey meatballs, thawed
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
12 flour tortillas (8 inch)
1 ½ cup marinara sauce, warmed

Preheat oven to 425°.
Place meatballs in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in cheeses and Italian seasoning.
Spread about 1/4 cup meatball mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll up tightly. Place on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, seam side down; spritz with cooking spray.
Bake 16-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with warm marinara sauce.
          Yield: 6 servings.
My kids love these because they taste like lasagna, and I love them because they're so quick and they're baked not fried! Sometimes I serve them with tomato soup instead of the marinara and the kids love to dip them! If you try these, please tell me what you think, I hope you like them as much as we do!!
In other contest news, I entered the Chef's Roll Guac and Roll Contest on Facebook and could really use some votes! They asked people to come up with a guacamole inspired by a rock star and I made
"Jenny from the Guac"
4 ripe Avocados
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 small clove garlic finely minced
juice of 1/2 a lime
2 teaspoons habanero hot sauce
¾ cup diced fresh mango
1 bag plantain chips

Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, peel and add to a small mixing bowl. To the avocado add the kosher salt, cumin, garlic, lime juice and habanero hot sauce. Mash with the back of a fork until the avocado is a chunky paste. Stir in the diced mango and pour into a serving bowl. Serve with plantain chips.
A sweet and spicy guacamole with a Latin twist inspired by Jennifer Lopez and it's served with plantain chips. I loved coming up with goofy names and have a few more I'd like to try and submit before it's all over. If you have a moment to vote for me it would be very appreciated!
Here's the link!


  1. Love those roll ups! My daughter, who isn't a big meat eater, loves meatballs - go figure!

    Off to vote!

    1. Thanks Biz!! My kids love anything cheesy or dip-able so this was a winner in their eyes :)


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