Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs

January/February 2011

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Lemon and rosemary flavor both these turkey meatballs and their velvety-rich sauce. Thyme can be used instead of the rosemary if you prefer. Serve with whole-wheat pasta or mashed potatoes.

Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs

16 Reviews for Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs


These were delicious and easy to make! Full of flavor. I used all fresh ingredients and it worked out well.

The only downside to this recipe is the sauce does not yield nearly enough to cover the to meatballs. Next time I will double the recipe.

Easy to make
Definitely a keeper

My husband raved about the dish and said it was something he would expect from a fine restaurant. Really, it is very flavorful and the lemon flavor comes through while still blending nicely with the rosemary and wine flavors. I wanted to be sure there was a good amount of sauce left so I did not reduce to one cup as directed in recipe. Served with egg noodles and green peas. I also used 1.25 lbs ground turkey and got 18 good sized meatballs. The recipe is more involved (cooked meatballs in 3 batches, transferred meatballs back and forth into the pan a couple of times, zested lemon, two reductions of sauce) than what I typically do, and I had more dishes and utensils to clean, so probably won't cook this again on a low energy night. But it was well worth the extra work.

Healthy alternative to beef and pork
Absolutely Delicious!!

I knew this was going to be good! I used 1/2 ground chicken and 1/2 ground turkey. I combined the meal with the following recipes...kale chips and green and yellow green beans with wild mushrooms...although I used cremini mushrooms!

Super Yummy

This was so delicious. My husband who usually turns his nose up at ground turkey was even impressed with this recipe. I served the meatballs with soba noodles and a fresh garden salad. Will definitely make again!

Quick, tasty
Better than I thought it would be

I don't know why I was skeptical of this recipe. I liked all the ingredients but for some reason didn't think it would go well with turkey, and thought the meatballs themselves would be dry. But I tried it because I happened to have all the ingredients already.

It was fabulous! It 's also very light and fresh tasting, and sometimes, that's just what you're looking for. I added more garlic (because I just can't help myself) and also doubled the sauce. I served with steamed carrots and whole wheat noodles (like egg noodles). Fabulous! My husband likes my cooking in general, but he is definitely a super fan of this dish. And it's healthy! Total bonus!

light and fresh

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