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Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Ground Turkey + Stuffing Mix + Herbs + Turkey Stock = Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs 😋. The only thing complicated about these yummy meatballs is trying not to gobble them all up before your guests arrive.

If you manage to not devour them all, the meatballs can be served as appetizers, with a cranberry sauce and/or turkey gravy for dipping, as the main dish with mashed sweet potatoes & green beans and leftovers can be used to make meatball subs. Either way, you and your guests will be extra thankful for these flavorful Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs.

Now while my family and I don’t usually celebrate Thanksgiving, after tasting these Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs that might definitely change. Despite being thanksgiving inspired, these meatballs can be made and enjoyed year-round which I personally plan on doing.

So let’s get to cooking. Have fun and enjoy!

Servings: 20 meatballs


1lb Ground Turkey

1 (6oz) Stuffing Mix

1 Egg

1 cup Turkey Stock

1 tsp Salt & Pepper

½ tsp Thyme Leaves

Turkey Gravy

1 Packet Turkey Gravy Mix

1 cup Turkey Stock

2 Thyme Stalks

Cranberry Sauce

1 can Cranberry Sauce

1 tbsp Orange Juice

1 tbsp Red Wine

¼ tsp Cornstarch


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and place a wire rack on top of a baking tray.

2. In a large bowl, add ground turkey, stuffing mix, egg, turkey stock, salt, pepper, and thyme leaves. Mix together until well combined, being sure not to overmix.

3. Form turkey mixture into balls about 2 tbsp in size then place on the wire rack. Bake for 20 minutes then broil on low for 2-4 minutes until browned.

Make Turkey Gravy & Cranberry Sauce

4. Meanwhile, empty the gravy mix packet in a saucepan. Whisk in the turkey stock, add the thyme stalks, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour the gravy into a container & rinse out the saucepan. (Gravy will continue to thicken while cooling).

5. Using the same pan, pour in the cranberry sauce, orange juice, red wine, and cornstarch. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

6. Serve the turkey gravy and cranberry sauce alongside the turkey meatballs. Enjoy!

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