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Turkey Stuffing Meatballs

Ever wanted to fit an entire Thanksgiving dinner into a single bite? Us too. Our Turkey Stuffing Meatballs are exactly that - a turkey and stuffing flavor fusion dipped in cranberry sauce. A bite of Thanksgiving! This recipe is a perfect easy appetizer or entree for fall holiday potlucks.

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 5 meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts: 295 calories / 23.5g carbs / 27g protein / 11.5g fat 

Turkey Stuffing Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 cup finely diced yellow onion

  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 1 ½ cups “Pepperidge Farm” classic herbed stuffing mix

  • ½ cup fat-free chicken broth

  • 1 1lb 93% lean ground turkey

  • 1 egg (beaten)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • Optional: 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with foil or spraying well with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and saute for 5-7 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.

  3. In the meantime, in a small bowl cover the stuffing mix with the chicken broth and let sit for 5 minutes. This will rehydrate the stuffing cubes. Mash lightly with a fork to break any large chunks of bread into smaller crumb-size pieces.

  4. In a large bowl lightly mix together the onion mixture, stuffing, ground turkey, egg, salt, poultry seasoning, and parsley (if using). Use a large fork or clean hands to toss the mixture until the ingredients are just combined (do not overmix!). 

  5. Form the mix into 20 meatballs (about 3 tablespoons per meatball). You can use a spoon or a cookie dough scoop to measure out the meat. Roll into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, at least 1-2 inches apart.

  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the turkey is just cooked through and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. If you would like to brown the meatballs further, cook them under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.

  7. Serve with a side of cranberry sauce or gravy for dipping (macros not included.)


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