Swedish Turkey Meatballs are a lighter version of a classic comfort food! Ground turkey is folded together with egg, breadcrumbs and spices to create flavor, tender meatballs. Seared until golden and then simmered in a creamy sauce infused with Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Each meatball is tender and flavorful!
One of the most unique things that sets Swedish meatballs apart from Italian meatballs is the spice blend that is folded into the meat.
It may seem odd at first, since these spices are typically used for sweet recipes, but they make the meatballs SO flavorful! Here’s what you’ll need:
With all these spices combined, the Swedish meatballs come to life! They are not over-powering and perfectly spiced.
How to Cook the Meatballs
After the ground turkey has been folded together with the spices, it’s time to get to cookin’!
Use a small or medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the meat mixture into balls. Quickly round them off in the palm of your hand, then place them in a hot, oil skillet to brown.
I think it’s easiest to use tongs to gently rotate the meatballs throughout the browning process to get them browned on all sides. Be careful to not burn the meatballs, as it will then effect the sauce that the meatballs are simmered in.
Once all the meatballs are seared, the sauce is made and the meatballs are snuggled back into the sauce to simmer away. Not only will this give the meatballs even more flavor, but keep them nice and moist too! It’s a win-win!
How to Serve
If you ask me, the best way to serve these Swedish Turkey Meatballs is over a fluffy bed of mashed potatoes. Talk about the best comfort food! They can also be served over buttered egg noodles for another comforting alternative. Here are some serving ideas:
- Appetizer – place a wooden toothpick into each meatball for an easy “grab-and-go” option!
- With mashed potatoes – try out my Asiago Herb Mashed Potatoes!
- With buttered egg noodles – a spin on a stroganoff!
- With wild rice and roasted vegetables – a healthier spin!
- As a meatball sandwich – use a soft, buttered roll for this.
How will you dig into these Swedish Turkey Meatballs?
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