Baked Turkey Meatballs in Cream Sauce are the most rich and flavorful meatballs I’ve ever had. Even when made with lean ground turkey, they are crazy moist!
When I was a kid, I HATED leftovers.
Any leftover (aka doggie bag) from a restaurant or from a previous dinner just grossed me out.
Now as a grown-up, responsible woman (wink, wink), I plan out my weekly meals and usually plan the larger meals for the beginning of the week. This way I can either freeze the leftovers or refrigerate for the next day’s lunch. Nowadays it makes this old lady happy when it’s lunch time because I get to heat up some good ‘ol leftovers. HA! I am definitely growing up. 😉
These meatballs are the most rich and flavorful meatballs I’ve ever had. Even when made with lean ground turkey, they are crazy moist! And the sauce is SO easy and tastes ridiculously creamy. I get so excited to warm these bad boys up for a delish leftover lunch!
- 1.25 lb. lean ground turkey or beef
- 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs I tear up a few bread slices
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp. thyme
- 3/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
- 1 10.75-oz can cream of mushroom soup
- Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, thyme, paprika, salt, pepper, chopped onion and about 1/3 of the can of evaporated milk. Mix well with hands and form into about 1 inch meatballs (See below). I usually get around 28 meatballs.
- Place meatballs on a parchment covered baking sheet and baked in 350 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes (See below) OR brown on all sides in a skillet.
- Place browned meatballs in a 9x13 dish. Mix cream of mushroom soup and remaining evaporated milk. Pour sauce over meatballs (See below).
- Cover dish with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Serve meatballs with plenty of sauce over cooked rice, pasta or boiled potatoes with a little chopped parsley sprinkled on top. ENJOY!!
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Julie Evink says
These look fabulous and I’m always on the hunt for leftovers because it means less cooking for me! YAY!
These look so yummy! I’ve been cooking more and more with ground turkey lately but have only made them into meatballs once. Years ago I made the mistake of telling my family we were having turkey balls for dinner. Needless to say, they did not go over well. I think enough time has passed that I can try them again. This time I’ll call them meatballs and not omit the word meat. LOL
Shatzi Webster says
We made this for dinner tonight. I knew my husband would love it because he loves meatballs so much. What I didn’t plan on was my kids loving it so much! My 7 year old son ate 7 meatballs. He gobbled them up!!
Yummy! This sound delicious. And great trick browning the meatballs in the over first.. I’ll have to try it that way 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders! Hope you’re having a great week!
Joanne DiPalo says
Thank you for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Michelle Hargreaves says
Okay, I definitely should not have clicked on this before eating lunch–now my tummy is grumbling at me! Pinned for later, these look delicious. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Kayla Maier says
I Can’t wait to make this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing at the circle of faith link party, I’m stopping over to let you know that I will be featuring you today, linky opens at 6 pm > http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/ Hope your having a great day!,
Made this tonight for dinner with orzo. It was really easy!! We had to add some salt to the final dish, but it was still yummy. thanks for the easy and tasty recipe!
Love all the meatball recipes. Thanks Jen.