Thanksgiving-Style Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Thanksgiving-Style Turkey Meatballs Recipe: Considering that Thanksgiving is drawing near, it is time to start thinking about delectable meals that will bring a sense of warmth and comfort to the table. Despite the fact that turkey is typically the highlight of the holiday season, why not try something different this year?


Thanksgiving-Style Turkey Meatballs Recipe

In a convenient bite-sized package, these turkey meatballs prepared in the style of Thanksgiving offer all of the flavours that are associated with the holiday. This recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings for a taste of Thanksgiving at any time of the year, whether you are hosting a gathering or simply want to indulge in a taste of Thanksgiving.



  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup turkey gravy



  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  • Combining the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, parsley, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and beaten egg in a large mixing bowl is the first step in making the turkey mixture.


  • Use your hands to thoroughly combine everything until it is completely incorporated.
  • The mixture should be formed into meatballs with a diameter of approximately one inch, and then placed on the baking sheet that has been prepared.


  • The meatballs should be baked in an oven that has been preheated for twenty to twenty-five minutes, or until they are complete and golden brown.
  • During the time that the meatballs are in the oven, bring the cranberry sauce and the turkey gravy to a simmer in separate saucepans over low heat.


  • Stir the mixture occasionally until it is completely warmed through.
  • After the meatballs have reached the desired level of doneness, take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes.


  • It is recommended to serve the meatballs warm, with the warmed cranberry sauce and turkey gravy drizzled over them.
  • In the event that you so desire, garnish with additional chopped parsley.


  • It is recommended that you serve your turkey meatballs prepared in the style of Thanksgiving with your preferred sides, such as mashed potatoes, green beans, or roasted vegetables.



  • Serving: 1 meatball
  • Calories: 77 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 146 mg
  • Fiber: 0.3 g


Also See:

Traditional Baked Beans with Canned Beans Recipe


Storage & Transport

When you have finished washing your hands thoroughly, wrap the meatballs in cling wrap and then place the baking sheet in the freezer. It is possible for them to be stored in the freezer for two to three weeks before they begin to lose their flavour and texture.

You can move them into a more compact container with hard sides once they have reached a solid state of freezing. Then, place a piece of parchment paper between each layer of the container (so that the layers do not stick together when they thaw).

Moving the frozen meatballs into your cooler and storing them there for the duration of your camping trip is something you should do before you leave for your trip. Here is a good place to review the proper way to pack a cooler.

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