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Turkey Meatballs

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey meatball recipe, turkey meatballs
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs
Calories 102kcal
Author Victor


Meatball ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 cup onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley minced; plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs seasoned
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Gravy ingredients

  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup water cold
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch


  • Drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and the garlic. Saute for 5-6 minutes, until tender but not brown. Add the chicken broth and the Worcestershire sauce, and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a large bowl, gently mix the ground turkey with the rest of the meatball ingredients, including the sauteed onions and garlic. Do not overmix. Shape into 20 balls of equal size, about 1.5 inches in diameter.
  • To make the gravy, bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Add the cornstarch dissolved in cold water, followed by the Worcestershire sauce. Cook for a minute or so, until thickened. Set aside.
  • In a large non-stick skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, undisturbed, for 2 minutes or until browned. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour the gravy over the browned meatballs, lower the heat to low, cover and cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the meatballs reach 165F internal temperature.
  • Serve hot, over mashed potatoes, drizzled with the gravy from the pan, and garnished with minced parsley.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg