Friday, January 31, 2014

Turkey Meatball Recipe

I got a request to make turkey meatballs, something I rarely make.  These are so good they will be a regular around here now.
 I used 5 pounds of ground turkey but I will give you the recipe for 2 pounds.


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs made by crushing crackers
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (I grated mine)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • minced garlic to taste.  I used a lot.
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
 Mix this all together until combined.  I usually mix this with my hands but it was so cold in my house that I knew my hands would freeze so I used a fork.  You can find these large serving forks really cheap at thrift shops and they are perfect for mixing all sorts of things.  Cook a small piece and taste it and adjust seasoning if need be.

Use a small cookie scoop and place the meatballs on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
I could have taken a more attractive photo but, of course, I didn't. Remove the meatballs from the pan and scrape all of the juice and drippings to a pot.  Bring them to a boil and add a bit more stock and thicken using cornstarch to make gravy.  These are really really good!  My kids eat them as snacks when they get hungry and want something lowfat.  It's also a great way to get veggies into little kids.

13 comments:

Dee said...

Those do look good - thank you for the recipe.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I don't think I can find ground turkey over here. Perhaps if I made a special order but then it would cost a small fortune :-) They look delicious though!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Best looking turkey meatball I've ever seen! Love the additional ingredients!

LaTrice Lott said...

I've been looking for a good Turkey meatball recipe. THANK YOU!

Patty Woodland said...

There you go - another delicious big meal. I love meatballs with brown gravy

Nellie said...

These are a favorite at our house! I have problems taking attractive pictures, too.:-)

Barb said...

I bet they are healthier than the beef kind. They look delicious!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a delicious sounding recipe. I would never have have thought of making meatballs of turkey. Fantastic!!

TARYTERRE said...

I have never heard of turkey meatballs. They sound good.

petoskystone said...

Yum!

Kay said...

These look absolutely scrumptious!

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chickpea678 said...

Making these tomorrow night, thanks!