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Turkey (Or Chicken) Meatballs In A Creamy White Sauce

Updated on March 6, 2015
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Mary learned to cook at her Mother's knee, and likes to share some of those old fashioned recipes she still serves her family.

After reading my recipe, please give it a rating.

4.5 stars from 15 ratings of Turkey or Chicken Meatballs
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Is Turkey Really Better For Us Than Beef?

Like so many health conscious people, I am trying to feed my family more turkey and chicken in an effort to cut back on beef. I have done some research comparing turkey versus beef and this is what I found: If weight loss or eating less fat is on your mind, turkey is definitely the way to go. But if you're trying to get more protein or potassium in your diet, you'll want to choose regular hamburger. Surprisingly turkey is slightly higher in cholesterol, so if that's an issue, there's another reason to go for the beef.


Use A Good Seasoning In The Turkey Meatballs

My recipe uses ground turkey. I have found turkey does not have as much flavor as ground beef, so I advise using seasoning to boost the flavor. I use the famous Chef Emeril’s “Original Essence” seasoning. As he says on the label, this seasoning is a blend of spices and herbs to complement any meat, fowl, veggies and pasta.

You can find many packets of seasonings in the market that are made for chicken, and that would work well in this recipe, too.

If I were making these meatballs for only me, I would add lots of minced onion and fresh garlic, but my family does not share my love for onion and garlic, so I leave it out.


Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 40 Meatballs

Ingredients For Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 Lb. Turkey, Ground
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 Eggs, Slightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Seasoned Dry Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, To brush over the Meatballs
  • 1 Recipe White Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Emeril's Seasoning or Other Good Seasoning
Ingredients for Ground Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients for Ground Turkey Meatballs | Source
Ingredients for Turkey Meatballs ready to be mixed together.
Ingredients for Turkey Meatballs ready to be mixed together. | Source
Nice fresh ground Turkey ready to use.
Nice fresh ground Turkey ready to use. | Source
The Turkey Meatballs are now cooked.
The Turkey Meatballs are now cooked. | Source
  1. In a large bowl, mix together: the Turkey, Ricotta, Eggs, Milk, and Seasoning. I take off my rings, and mix with my bare hands!
  2. I have a small cookie dough scoop that is perfect to make a 1 1/2 inch meatball. They can also be rolled between your palms.
  3. Place the meatballs on a prepared cookie sheet. I use Pam on the cookie sheet.
  4. Brush each meatball with Olive Oil.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cooked through. I take one meatball out after 10 minutes and cut it open to make sure it has cooked through.
  6. Transfer the meatballs to the White Sauce you have prepared and stir to cover all the meatballs.
  7. When you are ready to serve the Meatballs, place them on a plate and garnish with some Parsley.
  8. Serve the Meatballs with a good Garlic Bread and a Green Salad

Every Good Cook Should Know How To Make A Lump-free White Sauce!

White sauce (also known by its french name, béchamel) is a simple but versatile sauce that's often one of the very first recipes taught to aspiring chefs. I have used this sauce for years.


My children loved D.V.O.T. Ever heard of that dish?? You just add dried beef to the sauce. On its own, it's a fine addition to a variety of dishes like chicken and vegetables, but it's also the basis for many other more complex recipes like Alfredo sauce and soufflés.


One of the most useful properties of basic white sauces is that they're so easy to modify for a wide range of purposes. For instance, if you'd like to give your sauce an added "kick", try adding red pepper. You might also try grating cheddar cheese into your sauce for scrumptious cheesy flavor. Experiment - because its flavor is so neutral, most common ingredients complement a basic white sauce so well.

One of the first things my mother taught me was how to make a white sauce. For lunch we would boil eggs, and serve the chopped eggs into the white sauce. This was eaten over a piece of toast.

Every good cook should know how to make a good lump-free White Sauce!


Ingredients For The White Sauce

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Ingredients and Instructions For Making The White Sauce


You will need:

2 Tablespoons Butter

3 Tablespoons Flour

1 Cup Chicken Broth

1 Cup Heavy Cream

One teaspoon Salt

Pepper to taste

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Instructions: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over low-to-medium heat on the stove.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Whisk this mixture into the melted butter, combining until smooth and paste-like. Work out any lumps with a wooden spoon.

Heat over medium heat until the mixture bubbles about 1 minute.

Slowly stir the heavy cream into the sauce For smoothness, it's best to add a little cream at a time, or you will have lumps!

The Butter is melted for the White Sauce
The Butter is melted for the White Sauce | Source
Slowly pour the heavy whipping cream into the flour and butter mixture.
Slowly pour the heavy whipping cream into the flour and butter mixture. | Source

To avoid any lumps in the White Sauce, add the heavy whipping cream a small amount at the time. Stir constantly as it is added.

A good cook never serves lumpy White Sauce!

Experiment With Adding Other Ingredients In The White Sauce

One of the most useful properties of basic white sauces is that they're so easy to modify for a wide range of purposes. For instance, if you'd like to give your sauce an added "kick", try adding red pepper. You might also try grating cheddar cheese into your sauce for scrumptious cheesy flavor.

Turkey Meatballs are very good served with Garlic Bread and a nice Green Salad. I make a wonderful layered salad my family loves.

I do hope you will enjoy this recipe for Turkey Meatballs served in a nice creamy White Sauce. Use this same recipe for Ground Chicken Meatballs, too!



Learn How To Make Swedish Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs In A White Sauce

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D.V.O.T. was mentioned in this article. Do you know what that stands for?

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I always welcome comments. If you have any suggestions on how to improve my recipe, please add those in the comment section.

© 2015 Mary Hyatt

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    • firstcookbooklady profile image

      Char Milbrett 2 years ago from Minnesota

      my stomach is growling now, thanks to you. Yeah. I may have to try your recipe, however; I must substitute the meatballs that I have in my freezer for your turkey ones... [grin] ---Yes. I must use beef meatballs.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sign me up, Mary. I'll take a dozen. I assume you deliver???? :)

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      RoadMonkey 2 years ago

      I have never tried making white sauce with cream, I have always used milk. If I do get lumps in my white sauce, I rub it through a sieve. I like meatballs but have never tried them with turkey. Must have a go at that.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi Mary, I never knew the turkey had more cholesterol than ground beef. I always thought the turkey was better to use. I only tries the ground turkey once and did not like it, but I did enjoy reading your hub.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      These meat balls and creamy sauce recipe looks delicious, Mary.

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      Jake Michael Peralta 2 years ago from Indio, California

      Well I'm hungry. Thanks a lot.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Yes I will make these meatballs. Thank you so much for the white sauce recipe and hints. Lumps beware!

      Any new recipe is a challenge and when it looks sooo good. Btw I would add the onions and garlic. Five star recipe.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, firstcookbooklady You are very smart to keep meatballs in the freezer for a quick use! Your beef meatballs will be delish. It's more like swedish meatballs which I love, too.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, billybuc I made these turkey meat balls last night for supper, and my son-in-law is begging me to make them again very soon. He just loved them. I would just love to deliver you some of these to your front door!

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      I'm not a meat eater but my kids love all kinds of different meat dishes. Your pictures look really appealing and I do try to emphasise white meat rather than red so look forward to giving your recipe a try.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, RoadMonkey If you slowly add the milk (or cream) to the flour and butter and keep on stirring, you will not get lumps! My mama taught me to make the sauce using milk, not cream, but that's good too!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, ladyguitarpicker I was surprised to learn that turkey has more cholesterol than beef, too! My daughter I've told you about that plays guitar was over for dinner last night her hubby, and they just loved these turkey meatballs. You might like turkey if you "spice it up" a little. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, colorfulone Thanks for checking out my recipe for turkey meatballs! I think you would like them, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Jake Peralta You sound just like my son-in-law. I swear he can smell me cooking these from two miles down the road! Thanks, Mary

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Mary, there you go again making me hungry!

      I'm going to try this recipe. It sounds delicious - right along the lines of Swedish Meatballs, which I love.

      Bechamel is a key base to so many sauces and recipes. The one you refer to as D.V.O.T. I know as Shit on a Shingle. Ha ha! Seriously!

      The recipe your mom made with boiled eggs is one I grew up with. We call it Eggs Goldenrod. After boiling the eggs, you separate the yolks from the whites. Add the chopped whites to the bechamel sauce and serve over biscuits or toast. Chop the yolks with a fork to form crumbles. Pour the bechamel and eggs mixture over your bread choice and top with sprinkles of the chopped yolks. Add paprika if desired. Yummy!

      I'm printing this recipe for sure. I actually have some of Emeril's spice in my pantry.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, there, tillsontitan I am just so glad you will make my recipe for turkey meatballs! I'm like you: I love trying new recipes!

      Thanks for reading and the votes! I have to agree with you; I like onions and garlic in everything!!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hey, your recipes make me hungry, too. The day I read your Philly Cheesesteak, I went right out to the store and bought all the stuff to make it. It was wonderful!

      Yep, you got that right about D.V.O.T. We called it Dog Vomit On Toast!! We also called it Shit on a Shingle! I still make this for my grandchildren!!

      My son-in-law introduced me to Emeril's one night when he cooked some steaks. Now I use it on many dishes!

      I do hope you will enjoy my recipe for Turkey Meatballs, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I am trying to get away from eating so much red meat, too. I'm even learning how to like pork! I do hope you will try these meatballs. Hope you enjoy them, Mary

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Mary, I'm glad you liked the cheesesteak recipe. I have another one I'm going to post in the near future.

      Also, I use organic non-fat milk in my bechamel sauce. You have to whisk it constantly until it thickens, but the extra elbow grease and the reduced fat pays off in the end.

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      Bob Bamberg 2 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

      Hi Mary, I'll probably try it, but I'll have to be a good boy for a while first. The heavy cream probably wouldn't be too good for this diabetic. I agree with bravewarrior on the S.O.S....and old military name for the dish. I didn't know it as DVOT, but as creamed beef on toast or chipped beef on toast, as a civilian. Voted up and useful.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi again, bravewarrior, I'm a bad girl! I use whole milk or heavy whipping cream to make my white sauce. I don't use non-fat milk at all. Good for you. Goodnight, Mary

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Yum, these look scrumptious! I use turkey in a lot of recipes, even spaghetti sauce and my kids never knew the difference growing up.

      I did not know about the cholesterol though, so thank you for that important information!

      Up +++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, Mary.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Bob Bamberg Bravewarrior just said she uses non-fat milk to make her sauce. Maybe you could tolerate that. I have always used whole milk, until I discovered just how good the heavy cream is. Thanks for reading, and the votes, Mary

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      DVOT! Haha! Never heard of that before. I've had turkey meatballs, but never chicken...that sounds like a good meal idea! Thanks for the idea! :)

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Your recipe is scrumptuous, mary. Great technique with baking. I will have to try that method. The cream sauce is yummy and easy. I love turkey meatballs and would love to try something new. Thanks for inviting me. Voted up, useful, and awesome.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I rated 5 this recipe looks so delicious with sauce and all. I will surely try turkey is one of my favorites. Voted up, and useful.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Faith Reaper How nice to see you today! I never used turkey until just recently, now I use it instead of hamburger in many dishes. Good thing my family likes it!

      You are so kind to vote my recipe up. I appreciate the shares, too! Have a great weekend, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, Sunshine625 Never heard of DVOT? I can't believe I have taught you something!! My family just loves these meatballs, and they do prefer turkey. I like both! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, janshares I'm glad you like my idea of baking the meatballs. I like your recipe for meatballs cooked in a sauce, too! I'm trying your way the next time I make meatballs. Thanks for reading my turkey meatball recipe, and for the votes, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, DDE Oh, I do hope you will make some turkey meatballs using my recipe! Thanks for reading and the votes, Mary

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds like a lovely recipe that I will share. I cannot eat turkey or chicken when it has been ground; it just does not like me.

      Odd? I guess I am just peculiar.

      :D

      Thanks for sharing Voted up++++ shared pinned

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh your close up picture is driving me crazy! yummy meatballs

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I will make this dish. It looks delicious and not too difficult to make. I use turkey in almost all my dishes, even chili. I didn't know it was higher in cholesterol. I also learned of a new seasoning, Original Essence. I have already put it on my grocery list. Thank you Mary for sharing...

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      This looks excellent and somewhat similar to my husband's family recipe for Swedish meatballs which we absolutely love. Yum! I would like to try your variation just to experiment though.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      A great recipe Mary - I've never tried turkey meat balls but I shall. I have to say I agree entirely with your view on white sauce. I make it constantly - with garlic over lima beans, with cheese over cauliflower, (two vegetarians in my family) and so many other uses. It's the best sauce and so adaptable. I swear by it. Thank you for such a scrumptious recipe and photos. so hungry now..

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, pstraubie48 Strange how you can't eat ground turkey of chicken. I've eaten a ton of ground beef in my lifetime, but now I'm trying to eat more white meat.

      I appreciate your reading, commenting, the votes and the share, also the Pin, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, peachpurple Thanks for the nice compliment; glad my recipe makes me want some Turkey Meatballs! Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, always exploring, I'm like you: I am replacing ground beef in my dishes, even Chilli. You will love Emeril's seasoning. We use it on everything!!

      I do hope you will make these Turkey Meatballs, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, FlourishAnyway I used to make Swedish meatballs using ground beef; I love those! Now, I use turkey. I hope you will use this recipe for turkey meatballs, Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,travmaj, You're a gal after my own heart. I make white sauce to use over veggies, too. My son won't touch broccoli unless it is covered in cheesy white sauce!

      Thanks for the nice compliment on this recipe, Mary

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This recipe will come in handy. Thanks! I like using ground turkey in recipes instead of beef.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, rebeccamealey I am using more turkey now instead of beef, too. I first had to "sneak" it on my family, but now they beg for more turkey meatballs! Thanks for reading my recipe and commenting, Mary

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds so delicious! Usually we don't take turkey or beef, but chicken is everyone's favorite. This is a new method for making white sauce and I am going to try this.

      Thanks for sharing the details and helpful pictures.

      Voted up and pinned!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, ChitrangadaSharan I use a lot of chicken, too! I do hope you'll try making white sauce using my recipe; you won't go wrong.

      Thanks so much for reading, your votes and the Pin, Mary

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Just looking at it, makes me peckish.

      Lovely Recipe. Thanks

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Lady_E LOL! I had to check with Mr. Google to learn what the word "peckish" means. Hungry, right??? Well, I'm so happy my recipe for turkey meatballs made you peckish! :)

      Thanks for the visit to my recipe, Mary

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      Kathy Stutzman 2 years ago from When not traveling, located in Colorado or Minnesota

      This looks like a great recipe - I can't wait to try it.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Kathy Stutzman I sure hope you will try my recipe for turkey meatballs soon. I made these again just last night for my family!

      Thanks for checking out my recipe, Mary

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This recipe look and sounds delicious Mary. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Jodah. This is a real favorite of my son-in-law's. He would eat my turkey and meatballs almost every night! Thanks for reading, commenting, and the votes. Hope you have a wonderful day down under, Mary

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Looks delish! Pinning for later! I always just wing a white sauce, kind of like making a white gravy and adding stuff to it. It's nice to have an actual, better-looking recipe!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Victoria Lynn, Yes, I always just made a plain ole' white sauce, until I found that just by adding the whipping cream it was so much tastier and richer!

      I do hope you will try making your white sauce this way, Mary

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      A beautiful looking dish. I would like to try some.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, poetryman6969 Thanks for taking a look at my recipe for turkey meatballs! I do hope you will make some; I think you will like them. My best, Mary

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Like you, I would definitely add the onions and garlic to the meatball recipe. Learning how to make a basic white sauce gives a cook so much discretion to create many different things. It is a basic recipe worth knowing. Up votes and sharing.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Peggy W I agree; I use the basic white sauce for many recipes. The thing that makes this recipe so good, I think, is the whipping cream! I know you are a great cook yourself!

      Thanks for reading my turkey meatball recipe, commenting, the votes and the shares.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary

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      Rose Clearfield 2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I'll be honest: usually I make frozen meatballs, but I would love to try my hand at making them from scratch more often. Thanks for sharing your recipe! It looks delicious.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Oh Mary! You are making me hungry in the middle of the night. Lol! I´m sure this is delicious. I have tried making that Swedish meatballs before and I love that. I would prefer to cook this recipe with chicken as I don´t like turkey. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, useful and shared in my fb account so I can easily check it when I cook this food.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi there, randomcreative I like to make these turkey meatballs ahead of time and freeze them. I just had spaghetti last night and served these meatballs with it; it was so good! Mary

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Thelma Alberts I love Swedish Meatballs, too. Oh, yes this recipe makes wonderful chicken meatballs. I would like to use more seasoning in my turkey meatballs, but my family likes their food on the bland side: not me!!

      Thanks for sharing on fb, Mary

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      They do look very appealing and I'd love to try them with chicken though. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up, rated and shared.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, rajan jolly Oh, yes use chicken in this meatball recipe. I do that quite often. Thanks for checking out my recipe; for the votes and the share, too. Goodnight, Mary

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      trusouldj 2 years ago from Indiana

      Looks extremely delicious.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, trusouldj Thanks so much for checking out my recipe for turkey meatballs. They really are very good, Mary

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      drbj and sherry 2 years ago from south Florida

      Scrumptious recipe, Mary, and I'm with you on adding the onions and garlic. Burgers and turkey meatballs are so flat without them.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi drbj I would put onionns and garlic into everything I cook if my family would eat it! I even put onions and garlic in my hamburger patty before it is cooked, but I keep it separate from all the others!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      These look absolutely delicious Mary! Wow. I think I am putting this on my dinner list for this week. I do love a creamy sauce too. Nice recipe!!!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Glimmer Twin Fan, hi there. I'm happy you are going to try my recipe for Turkey Meatballs. Yes, the sauce is really what makes these taste so good. Thanks, Mary

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mary,

      I came back for another look at your yummy recipe and I am saving it for we sure do love meatballs, and I have cooked with turkey for years, even back when my children were small. They never knew the difference.

      I will share this one again to get another round going.

      Have a lovely Thursday.

      Blessings

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning, Faith Reaper I making dinner tonight for my family. I plan on making these turkey meatballs AND your Vanilla Pudding. I plan to shop for those Chessman cookies this AM.

      I never cooked with turkey when my kids were small; I'm not sure why. I just was not aware of how healthy turkey is, I guess.

      Thanks for the reread and the share, Mary

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Mary I like the ingredients for the sauce and for seasoning the meat. I cannot eat ground turkey or chicken....it does not like me :D So I wonder, can I used ground pork instead.

      Great recipe Thanks for sharing Angels are on the way to you this evening ps Voted up++++

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi, This is where you and I differ! I do not like pork (except for bacon). pstraubie48 ! I don't see why you couldn't use ground pork; give it a try to let me know how it turned out.

      Thanks for reading my recipe, and for the votes. Thanks for the Angels, too. Goodnight, Mary

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      Mary Norton 17 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Glad I found this as turkey would be really more healthy for us. We do have meat balls once in a while and we'll try this turkey ones.

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