Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

This recipe for turkey meatballs from registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Grace Derocha includes some seasonal ingredients you may never have thought to try before.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped, washed, cored and peeled tart apple, think Granny Smith
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped cranberries, fresh or dry
  • 1 ½ Tbsp finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

Instructions
1. Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place an ovenproof baking rack on top of a large, rimmed baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, breadcrumbs, olive oil, egg, apple, cranberries, sage, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
3. Roll the meatball mixture into 1.5-2 inch balls. Arrange the meatballs on top of the prepared baking rack.
4. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until cooked through. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Info per turkey meatball:
Nutrition Facts
Makes about 16 meatballs
1 serving = 1 turkey meatball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67.8
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 27.9 mg
Sodium 142.8 mg
Potassium 27.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 7.4 g
Vitamin A 0.4 %
Vitamin B-12 0.7 %
Vitamin B-6 0.8 %
Vitamin C 0.8 %
Vitamin D 0.6 %
Vitamin E 0.1 %
Calcium 0.8 %
Copper 0.5 %
Folate 1.3 %
Iron 3.3 %
Magnesium 0.4 %
Manganese 2.1 %
Niacin 1.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.2 %
Phosphorus 1.3 %
Riboflavin 1.5 %
Selenium 1.3 %
Thiamin 2.2 %
Zinc 0.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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