What’s the best part about Thanksgiving Dinner? Easy. Turkey AND Stuffing.
And what do you get when you combine turkey and stuffing? THESE little bites: Thanksgiving Meatballs!
These ground turkey meatballs are made with crunchy bites of celery, toasty walnuts, and fresh herbs. They are so wonderfully flavorful on their own and even better when served with cranberry sauce.
If you’re a bachelor or a college student or just don’t feel like making a whole turkey this year, consider making these instead. They’re really good, have the same flavors and are super easy to make. The great thing about these meatballs is that you can make them well in advance. They freeze well, so make a bunch at once! That way you’ll have them ready to go whenever you have guests stop by!
Serve them with a side of cranberry sauce, or serve them IN cranberry sauce. You really can’t go wrong.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 celery ribs finely chopped
- ½ onion finely chopped
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
- 1 egg whisked
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Using a small disher, scoop the meat and roll into small balls.
- Place them on baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes, or until the meatballs are fully cooked and reach a temperature of 165F.
- Broil the meatballs for 1-2 minutes, or until the tops brown a bit.
- Serve with cranberry sauce if desired.