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Turkey Meatballs in Cranberry Sauce

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 15 servings
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Looking for a hearty appetizer recipe? Then check out these turkey meatballs served in cranberry sauce - ready in just 35 minutes!

Ingredients

1
lb lean ground turkey
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1/4
cup uncooked instant white or brown rice
1/4
cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1
egg, lightly beaten, or 1/4 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
1
teaspoon salt, if desired
1/2
teaspoon poultry seasoning
1
can (16 oz) jellied cranberry sauce
1/2
cup water

Steps

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except cranberry sauce and water. Shape mixture into about 45 (1-inch) balls.
  • 2 Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs reads 165°F.
  • 3 Gently stir in cranberry sauce and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until cranberry sauce is melted and smooth.
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix all ingredients except cranberry sauce and water. Shape mixture into about 45 (1-inch) balls.
  • 2 Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs reads 165°F.
  • 3 Gently stir in cranberry sauce and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until cranberry sauce is melted and smooth.

Expert Tips

To make ahead, make meatballs in sauce as directed in recipe. Place in covered container; refrigerate. To reheat, place in microwavable bowl; microwave on High, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
7g
7%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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