Turkey and Stuffing Meatballs

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photo by Marsha D. photo by Marsha D.
photo by Marsha D.
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
48 meatballs




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine milk and egg and beat well.
  • Add stuffing, celery, onion, parsley, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  • Add turkey; mix well.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs are browned.
  • In a saucepan combine the cranberry sauce, sugar and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add meatballs to sauce and cook over medium to low heat for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot in chafing dish or slow cooker.

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  1. queeninmykitchen
    I loved this! I am not a big fan of ground turkey, so when I found a recipe containing the stuffing and cranberry jelly it made the ground turkey okay in my mind (thanks giving in a meat ball!) P.S. my hubby LOVES them! I am going to try them with turkey gravy too!
  2. didyb
    Well, mine didn't turn out as well as everyone elses. The taste was good and the sauce was good, but my meatballs were way too soft-- downright mushy. I had bought the Stove Top in the newer single serving, cup size... so didn't have any extra to add to the mix. I added about 1/2 cup more of bread crumbs, but still ended up with mushy meatballs. If I would have cooked them any longer, they would have burned.
  3. dmac085
    I really liked these. Easy and versatile. Didn't have cranberry sauce so I used #76003 sweet and sour sauce and they were perfect. To test seasoning, make a mini patty and saute till done to taste and adjust seasoning before making all the meatballs. Will be using this alot. Thanks. **Just a suggestion--when I make other types of meatballs I usually soak the bread crumbs in the milk/egg mixture. It makes for a softer meatball in the end. If it still seems too dry you could add a couple more dashes of milk until all the stuffing is sufficiently coated and softened. Once all incorporated with the turkey the mixture still may seem a bit wet but will firm up during cooking. Hope that helps:)
  4. Chef465968
    Made this last night and it was a huge hit. My 2 year old loved it. I didn't have celery so I used dried celery flakes. I also browned them in a skillet and then made the sauce poured it over the meatballs and simmered in a covered skillet for 15 minutes. Other then that I followed the directions exactly as listed.
  5. Cook4_6
    These were good, but I was envisioning something that would be a bit more reminiscent of a Thanksgiving meal. I did not think they had enough turkey flavor, as it was overpowered by the cranberry sauce. My friend from Trinadad loved them, though! I think this would be excellent if it was made with those small pieces of turkey left over at Thanksgiving with a more savory gravy.


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