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Turkey Meatballs in Garlic Sauce

Garlic and meatballs pair beautifully, especially over rice or noodles. —Audrey Thibodeau, Mesa, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed Ritz crackers (about 10 crackers)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Hot cooked rice


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 6 meatballs. Place in a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the V8 juice, broth and garlic. Turn meatballs; spoon sauce over top. Reduce heat to 350°. Bake 20 minutes longer, basting every 5 minutes. Serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 330 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 1038mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • kgdolly
    Mar 18, 2016

    My husband and I love this recipe! It's a regular in our house.

  • gregandlory
    Jan 17, 2015

    Tasty recipee. All four of us liked this. As I cooked it, I would have rated it a 4 (to me, a 5 star is a You MUST make this!!!) but since I modified it a little I bumped it back to a five to be fair) I used Tom juice instead of v8. I doubt that hurt the flavor. I will make this again. Best ground turkey recipe I have found so far. I will serve it over pasta next time. We had it over rice and I think the pasta will fit the sauce a little better.

  • toni_jones
    Oct 22, 2013

    The first time that I made this recipe, I followed the recipe and noted that the meatballs were excellent and moist. I have continued to make the meatball recipe with the addition of sea salt & celery salt in place of regular salt. I also have added garlic granules about ¼ tsp when using 1# of ground turkey. When I don?t have butter flavored crackers in the house, I use my plain bread crumbs instead. My next idea is to make the meatballs and then freeze them after cooking and cooling them. For those nights, when I want something easy to make that my family loves. Enjoy!