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Swedish Turkey Meatballs

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4 from 8 reviews

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 32 meatballs 1x


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!



For the meatballs:

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock


For the meatballs:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, allspice, nutmeg, salt, pepper and onion powder. Use your fingers to gently combine all the ingredients together, being careful to not over-mix.
  2. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the meat mixture into balls. Gently running them in between your palms to round them out.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, brown the meatballs on all sides, about a couple minutes per side. Set the meatballs aside.

For the sauce:

  1. After the meatballs have been browned, use the same skillet to make the sauce. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add in the butter and melt. Whisk in the flour to create a roux – it should be a golden paste.
  2. Whisk in the heavy cream, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk in the chicken stock.
  3. Bring the sauce to a simmer and then add the meatballs back into the pan to simmer in the sauce. Reduce the heat to low and allow the meatballs to simmer for about 30 minutes, rotating the meatballs and basting them with the sauce halfway through. The meatballs should be cooked through to 165 degrees internal temperature.
  4. Serve the meatballs over mashed potatoes, or buttered egg noodles and enjoy!


  • I like to use a 93/7 blend for the ground turkey vs. ground turkey breast.
  • Serve the meatballs either as an appetizer, over mashed potatoes, over buttered egg noodles, as meatballs sandwiches, or over a wild rice and vegetable pilaf.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dinner


  • Serving Size: 4 meatballs
  • Calories: 364
  • Sugar: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 730mg
  • Fat: 23.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.2g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 33.5g

Keywords: Swedish Turkey Meatballs

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