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

17 Reviews for Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs

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

Really simple recipe and great even without lemon zest and bottled lemon juice (used what I had.) I would probably double the sauce next time as it really is supper and makes the dish. Plus if you serve with rice as I did, the rice soaks up the sauce and that is so good too!

easy, not a bite left
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Wanda_271 wrote 2 years 17 weeks ago

I liked the meatballs, but my

I liked the meatballs, but my husband did not like the lemon flavor. So, I will make these again minus the lemon.

Great meatballs!

These meatballs were very moist and flavorful. The sauce was the best part though. I used only chicken broth as I didn't have a bottle of white wine open. I think I might have reduced it a bit too much because I didn't have a cup left, but it was really, really good!


These were delicious! A very sophisticated-tasting meatball. I was able to prepare the meatballs ahead of time and store covered in fridge. I also used only ground turkey breasts and the meatballs were perfectly moist. The gravy was very tasty and my whole family loved the meal. Served with whole heat egg noodles.

family-friendly, make-ahead
These are fantastic

These are so good. I was impressed with all the flavor. Made it as recipe call for, but forgot to add the butter - didn't notice it until re-reading the recipe. Next time, I might add a Tsp of capers.

Served with egg noodles (less healthy, but so yummy)

flavorful, healthy

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