Turkey Porcupine Meatballs

"This is one of my favorite meals. We make it at least once a month. I love to serve it with cream cheese corn and green beans. The original recipe for Porcupine Meatballs calls for ground beef, but after we tried ground turkey, we never went back."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
8 meatballs




  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey, rice, 1/2 cup water, onion, garlic powder, pepper and salts.
  • Form into golf ball size meatballs and place in a 2 quart casserole dish.
  • In a bowl, mix the tomatoes sauce, worchesterchire and 1 cup water.
  • Pour over the meatballs. Cover and bake for 1 hour.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Leslie S.
    I am not interested in using the sauce (I don’t eat tomatoes). How should I modify the recipe without using sauce? Concerned about the rice cooking properly.
  2. Sandy M.
    Can you use regular long grain rice instead of minute rice?
  3. Kristen M.
    Probably a silly question but do we cook the rice first? ??????


  1. awassenmiller
    These were absolutely delicious! I used 90 second brown rice (cooked).
  2. Barbara D.
    This is a wonderful recipe. Made it exactly as the recipe called for and would not make any changes to all the times I will be making this in the future. Whenever I get a thumbs up from the family I know it is a winner. Thank you so much.
  3. DianaEatingRichly
    These were good and easy. Served with a cucumber salad.
  4. Carina M.
    Amazing. My new cold weather go-to.
    • Review photo by Carina M.
  5. Kristie H.
    Loved this! I changed a couple things due too not having some ingredients. In place of celery salt, I used a tsp of red pepper flakes. I used Jasmine Rice, a large can of chunky tomato sauce and a can of tomato soup. Pepper flakes have an extra little kick! Yummy


  1. Carina M.
    I was too lazy to cook a separade side dish, so I added 3/4 cup finely shredded carrot and 3/4 cup finely chopped spinach to the meat mixture. Served hot straight out of the oven with sauce. Topped each serving with shredded mozzarella cheese.



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