Festive Turkey Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.


about 3-1/2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 09, 2022
Turkey gives a different twist to these slightly sweet and spicy meatballs. For the holidays, I serve them on a tray lined with parsley and garnished with red pepper or pimientos. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
Festive Turkey Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the first 8 ingredients. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a 15x10-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, until cooked through and juices run clear, 20-25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan; whisk over medium heat until heated through. Brush meatballs with 1/4 cup sauce; return to oven for 10 minutes. Serve meatballs with remaining sauce for dipping and, if desired, fresh herbs and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 46 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.