Buffalo Turkey Meatballs - Simple ingredients turn ground turkey into flavorful little bites, perfect for your game day spread or weeknight meal.
Hi guys, here's another super easy and pretty healthy dish for your Sunday Superbowl party. Or even next Monday's dinner. These Buffalo Turkey Meatballs come together so quick and easy, especially if you keep bread crumbs in your freezer. I usually buy or make an extra loaf of bread just to dry out and process into bread crumbs. Then I pack them in a large freezer bag and freeze them until i need them. They take no time at all to defrost. I just let them sit in the bowl for a few extra minutes before continuing with my recipe.
I use ground turkey for this recipe but you could use ground chicken or ground beef if you prefer. I just really like ground turkey. If you do too, you should try my Quinoa Ground Turkey Skillet, or my Turkey Burgers. Prep time for this recipe is probably 5-10 minutes, and baking time is about 20 minutes.
I hope you try these out, let me know if you do. Have a great day!
Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅓ cup + 2 teaspoons Louisiana hot sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- In a large bowl, mix together bread crumbs and spices. Add the milk and egg, and let bread crumbs absorb the moisture for 5 minutes or so. Add turkey and mix well.
- Scoop 1 ½ tablespoon-sized meatballs with a cookie scoop, and place on a lined baking sheet. (You'll get about 26)
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Add ⅓ cup hot sauce to a medium bowl, add hot meatballs and mix together. Serve immediately with a bit of parsley for garnish, if desired.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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Oh my goodness these look great, and being made from turkey they'll be lower calorie too! Pinning to try later!
Thanks for pinning 🙂
I could a bunch of those easily! Love that it's a healthier version of meatballs! Yum!
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
What a great recipe, I love the idea of using minced turkey instead of beef. I like to keep breadcrumbs in the freezer too, any odd bits of bread that are leftover I whizz up and pop in the freezer. I'm hoping I've got enough in there to make your meatballs.
I love having a little freezer stock. I keep bread crumbs, ginger, tomato paste, so handy! Hope you like the recipe if you try it 🙂
Manju | Cooking Curries
Oh man! Now, if only I had seen this before the superbowl, this would ahve definitely been on our menu. Looks awesome!!
All That I'm Eating
I really like the sound of these, always good to use turkey for times other than December!