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Turkey Swedish Meatballs

October 14, 2021Teresa

Turkey Swedish Meatballs are so, so good. This entree starts with my favorite Swedish Meatballs recipe. I swapped out the ground beef for ground turkey to lower the calories a little bit. But it still has plenty of calories since this recipe uses heavy whipping cream and half and half. It turns out to be a comfort food meal extraordinaire. No kidding.

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Meatballs are a comfort food meal for me anyway. Which is strange since my mother never made them. I didn’t start eating meatballs until I was in my 20s. The first kind I ever tried was my Waikiki Meatballs from my old Betty Crocker cookbook. I still love that favorite vintage recipe.

We moved out of our dream home south of the Metroplex on Valentine’s day weekend. It was the week of the big freeze where Dallas had sub-zero temperatures for over a week. We moved in with my son. During that time so many people were without power for a week or two. It was awful. There were times when we had no hot water, or the water was brackish and we couldn’t even boil it for use. My husband suggested we fill a tub with water just in case. That ended up being a life-saver. We ended up using that water for bathing and washing hands several times!

The house we were selling at the time had pipes freeze up in the attic. Thankfully, two days before we were supposed to close on the house, the pipes unfroze and hot water started moving through the pipes again (without any damage) so we were able to close on our house without any difficulties.

When we moved in for five weeks with our kids, we didn’t have a house to go to. We kept looking but we had no idea how long we’d be living with them. I offered to make meals about three times a week for everyone because my daughter-in-law was working overtime with her job. While there, I decided to make up these delicious meatballs. I thought they turned out quite wonderfully.

Turkey Swedish Meatballs are just what the doctor ordered when you’re going through trying times. 🙂 Whether it’s power outages, homelessness (sort of), or my youngest son unable to get a plane out of Dallas, or any of the other difficulties we faced at the time, this meal made us happy–and full. The meatballs are hearty and filling along with being out of this world scrumptious. They also heat up really well for leftovers. We couldn’t get enough of them. Hope you enjoy them too.

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I loved the way these Turkey Swedish Meatballs turned out.

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This savory meal is perfect for fall or winter months.

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This stick-to-the-ribs meal will have you licking your lips after every bite.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the meatballs, plus parsley.

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Place ground turkey in a mixing bowl. Add onions, panko bread crumbs (or Italian bread crumbs), egg, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, marjoram, garlic salt and heavy whipping cream. (You will also add parsley, I just forgot it here).

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Here’s the parsley.

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Thoroughly mix the turkey mixture with your hands until very well combined.

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Shape meat mixture into meatballs and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

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Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes until meatballs are done. Set aside.

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Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and then spray noodles with some olive oil or avocado oil to keep them from sticking together while every thing else is being cooked.

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I used these ingredients for the sauce.

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In a saucepan over medium heat, heat avocado oil. Add flour and whisk and cook together about a minute.

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Add half-and-half about a quarter cup at a time whisking after each addition.

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Add beef broth.

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Add seasonings: dill weed, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley.

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Continue heating over low to medium heat until mixture has thickened.

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Add meatballs to sauce and heat through. Sprinkle with additional parsley or dill weed, if desired.

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Turkey Swedish Meatballs were fantastic. They also heat up really well for leftovers.

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The meatballs turn out plump and juicy. Served over noodles, this entree is so mouthwatering.

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The sauce is really delicious too. While the half-and-half makes it thick, the seasonings make it superb in flavor.

Here’s the recipe.

TURKEY SWEDISH MEATBALLS

(My own concoction)

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Turkey Swedish Meatballs are so mouthwatering. This comfort food meal is made with ground turkey rather than ground beef shaving some calories off the meal. But the flavor isn't shaved! This irresistible entree is a stick-to-the-ribs meal that will have you coming back for more. Good thing, too, because this entree reheats wonderfully. If you enjoy meatballs, this is a great recipe to add to your repertoire.
Turkey Swedish Meatballs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | mouthwatering stick-to-the-ribs meal made with ground #turkey instead of ground beef. This comfort food meal is perfect for family dinners or company meals. #meatballs #TurkeyMeatballs #noodles #TurkeySwedishMeatballs
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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MEATBALLS:
SAUCE:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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MEATBALLS:
SAUCE:
Turkey Swedish Meatballs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | mouthwatering stick-to-the-ribs meal made with ground #turkey instead of ground beef. This comfort food meal is perfect for family dinners or company meals. #meatballs #TurkeyMeatballs #noodles #TurkeySwedishMeatballs
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MEATBALLS:
  1. Mix ingredients in a mixing bowl with your hands.
  2. Roll mixture into golf-sized balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 400° for about 30 minutes.
  4. Reserve any drippings.
  5. Makes 46 meatballs.
SAUCE:
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Drain, add a few tablespoons butter or olive oil and stir to combine.
  3. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. In saucepan, heat oil.
  5. Whisk in flour and cook a minute or so until mixture boils.
  6. Slowly add cream, beef broth and seasonings.
  7. Continue heating until mixture has thickened.
  8. Add meatballs and stir to combine.
  9. Serve over hot, cooked, buttered noodles.
  10. Garnish with dill weed, fresh minced parsley, salt and pepper, as desired.
Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Turkey Swedish Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 629 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1410mg 59%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 10%
Iron 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Turkey Swedish Meatballs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | mouthwatering stick-to-the-ribs meal made with ground #turkey instead of ground beef. This comfort food meal is perfect for family dinners or company meals. #meatballs #TurkeyMeatballs #noodles #TurkeySwedishMeatballs

There actually is a lot of sauce although I didn’t spoon a lot of it on top of the meatballs for this picture.

Turkey Swedish Meatballs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | mouthwatering stick-to-the-ribs meal made with ground #turkey instead of ground beef. This comfort food meal is perfect for family dinners or company meals. #meatballs #TurkeyMeatballs #noodles #TurkeySwedishMeatballs

I used turkey instead of ground beef to try to cut down on the calories slightly.

Turkey Swedish Meatballs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | mouthwatering stick-to-the-ribs meal made with ground #turkey instead of ground beef. This comfort food meal is perfect for family dinners or company meals. #meatballs #TurkeyMeatballs #noodles #TurkeySwedishMeatballs

We ate platefuls of this amazing Turkey Swedish Meatballs entree!

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2 Comments

  • Jayme Silvestri

    October 15, 2021 at 12:31 am

    My Mom and I decided to make some chicken and dumplings. Your recipe stuck out to us as we were surfing the web. We followed your instructions exactly. The outcome was DELICIOUS! I had a newly purchased box of Bisquick flour which helps, I think. In addition, we grow fresh herbs and used our garden parsley!I really enjoyed going through your blog and I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes. I’ve been gluten free for health reasons for over 7 years. It has made a huge difference in my life. I had lots of hip pain and bloating and YUCK… A few months after I started really working at it (when I was done crying about pizza crust) I felt an amazing difference.

    1. Teresa

      October 18, 2021 at 5:31 am

      Hi, Jayme. So glad you shared your story with me. I can take apart just about any recipe and make it gluten free if I need to. There are so many great GF flours available, including bread crumbs and other products that make it so much easier than 10 years ago.

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