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Swedish Turkey Meatballs with Noodles Recipe

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A classic is made lighter by using lean ground turkey instead of ground beef. When you serve company this flavorful dish, they won't even guess it is turkey.—Rita Lemons, Macomb, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 package (20 ounces) lean ground turkey
  • 6 cups uncooked yolk-free noodles
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 3/4 teaspoon dill weed

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup meatballs with 1-1/4 cups noodles equals 473 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, 903 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and allspice. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place meatballs in a 15-in. x 10-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions. In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in the sour cream, dill and remaining Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Drain noodles; stir into sauce. Serve with meatballs. Yield: 5 servings.
To make ahead: Make the meatballs up to 2 days ahead. Reheat in the microwave. Proceed as directed.
Originally published as Swedish Turkey Meatballs with Noodles in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p90

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup meatballs with 1-1/4 cups noodles equals 473 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 145 mg cholesterol, 903 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

Fantastic....fried the meatballs then sauced the drippings. Meatballs were moist and sauce flavorable.

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