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I love simple, moist, turkey meatballs. I used to hate them. Well, not turkey, I’d only ever had beef, but I hated meatballs. I thought they tasted grainy, bland and dry. I’ve found that as an adult meatballs can actually taste quite delicious and there is something so comforting about them.

These simple meatballs are actually just fine plain, but I am a sauce-y person so I chose to add a little sauce. I did a can of cream of chicken soup, about 1/4 cup orange juice, a little Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and a good amount of Italian seasoning. I think that was it.  Here’s what those looked like.

 

Anyway, the meatballs are made with lean ground turkey, Knorr Homestyle Concentrated Stock, milk, egg, and bread crumbs. The Knorr Homestyle Concentrated stock is added right to the meat without diluting it. It adds moisture and fantastic flavor without needing extra seasoning.

Do not be intimidated by meatballs. They are seriously so easy and kids love them. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Are Turkey Meatballs Healthier Than Beef?

Nutritionally, ground beef is higher in protein, iron and potassium than ground turkey.

But ground turkey has less saturated fat than beef.

Low fat ground beef has about the same saturated fat as ground turkey.

Can You Freeze Meatballs Before Cooking?

You can freeze meatballs either at the uncooked or cooked stage.

Uncooked ground meat is freezer-safe for up to three to four months.

Cooked ground meat is safe for two to three months.

Turkey Meatballs

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Turkey Meatballs

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16
These simple meatballs are actually just fine plain, but I am a sauce-y person so I chose to add a little sauce.

Ingredients

Recipe by Me

  • 1 1/2 Lbs Ground Turkey Lean
  • 2/3 Cup Bread Crumbs Plain
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Dry Minced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 tub Chicken Stock Knorr Homestyle Concentrated
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and stock.
  • In another bowl add the turkey, bread crumbs, onion and salt.
  • Dump the egg mixture over the top of everything and mix together with a large wooden spoon or your hands (I prefer my hands so I can kind of fold everything onto each other. This also helps me to not over mix.)
  • Roll the meat into balls and set aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Drizzle some olive oil onto the bottom. When the oil just starts to shimmer add your meatballs.
  • Cook until brown and then, using tongs, carefully turn the meatballs and allow to brown again.
  • Repeat for all sides.
  • Serve with fresh, chopped parsley or sauce of choice.

Notes

Meatballs can be frozen for up to 6 months
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 32IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • I love turkey meatballs! I don't make them this way though I use a cheater method and buy the whole wheat stuffing instead! Saves me from having to season them!!

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  • I sure could have used this recipe a few days ago. I made turkey meatballs and they turned out dry and bland. Next time I'll try these!

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  • Yum! Looks delicious-i'm all over this one!

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