The BEST Turkey Meatballs can be on your table in less than 30 minutes!
These baked turkey meatballs are perfectly seasoned and exceptionally delicious. Topped with a simple herbed gravy, they’re impossible to resist.
If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy meal that you can prepare in under 30 minutes, well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got an incredible turkey meatball recipe for you today that’s going to knock your socks off. Loaded with unbelievable flavor and texture, it’s a Thanksgiving meal in a meatball!
There’s truly nothing better than turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing together, smothered in a delicious gravy. I mean, that’s why we all love Thanksgiving so much, right? Well, if you don’t have hours to make a meal, and are really craving that combination of flavors, these easy turkey meatballs are for you!
Instead of using bread crumbs in this recipe, I used seasoned corn bread stuffing. It’s already got a ton of flavor and if anything goes together with turkey and gravy, it’s got to be stuffing!
I used a few traditional stuffing ingredients like chicken broth (or turkey broth), celery, and onion to keep the flavors authentic. I grated the onion so it really just disappears into the meatball but still gives tons of flavor.
Instead of making the gravy from scratch, I used McCormick’s Simply Better Turkey Gravy. Let me tell you, it is simply better. The end.
I’ve never used store-bought gravy before because it just doesn’t have the depth of flavor that homemade gravy does. Not to mention it’s usually loaded with stuff I don’t want my family to eat. Not so with this gravy. Straight form the box it’s ready to go. Excellent flavor, texture, and seasoning. Gluten free, NO added MSG, and no artificial flavors. It’s just simply better.
Because I added fresh herbs to the meatballs, I amped up the flavor of the gravy with some fresh herbs as well. Thyme, rosemary, and sage. You could use anything you have on hand. Even a little parsley would be great. A sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper and no one will be able to tell that this gravy took a few minutes in the microwave to prepare.
My kids took one look at their plates and dug right in. Couldn’t blame them. These simple turkey meatballs were the easiest and tastiest meal I’ve made in a long time and it will be in our regular rotation from now on – per their adamant request 🙂
The next time you’re in the mood for a turkey dinner, give these baked turkey meatballs a try! They truly are the BEST turkey meatballs I’ve ever had!
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SEE HOW THEY’RE MADE
- 16 oz lean ground turkey
- 1 1/2 cups seasoned cornbread stuffing
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 small onion grated
- 1 stalk celery diced
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 12 oz container McCormick Simply Better Turkey Gravy
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley
- pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place stuffing in a resealable ziploc bag and crush lightly with a rolling pin or mallet. I ended up with one cup of stuffing crumbs.
In a large bowl, combine stuffing crumbs and chicken stock and stir to combine.
Mix in onion, celery, parsley, eggs, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Add ground turkey and mix gently just until combined.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop out mixture. Use your hands to gently form into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or just until cooked through.
In a small bowl, combine gravy, herbs, and pepper.
Heat according to package instructions.
Serve with meatballs and mashed potatoes.
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