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Excellent flavor and moistness!
I made these last night. I wish I had doubled the recipe. The mushrooms made them light and moist. I also added red pepper flakes. Great recipe.
I’m so glad you liked them Claudia! Yes the mushrooms really do help.
Is there any reason why these couldn’t be frozen (raw or cooked)?
Hi Jeanne, I don’t see why they couldn’t be frozen raw or cooked. They should freeze fine!
These look so yummy! ….Is there anyway I can substitute the mushrooms for something else? I do not eat mushrooms. I have all my ingredients,but again I want to leave out the mushrooms. Your reply will be appreciated. Thank You! :-)
Hi Sheila, yes, you can use shredded zucchini. That works too! Use about a cup of shredded zucchini.
I am looking for a easy receipe for swedish meatballs using ground turkey. Any suggestions?
You could try using ground turkey in our Swedish meatball recipe. If you do, I suggest adding in some finely chopped mushrooms and a little mayo into the meatball mixture to help keep the meatballs moist. Turkey meatballs tend to dry out.
Is there something you could substitute for the mayo, or is it better to just leave it out if you don’t want to use it?
Hi Emily, the mayo does two things. Mayo is basically egg and olive or vegetable oil. The egg in the mayo acts as a binder and the oil helps add a little fat to the lean turkey. So, if you don’t want to use mayo, then beat an egg, and use about half of it (a tablespoon’s worth) in the mixture. Add a teaspoon of olive oil too.
Your turkey meatballs were wonderful. I served the meatballs with your rich sauce and sprinkled parmesan cheese on top. To compliment the meatballs I served a pear salad with a poppyseed dressing along with a crusty sour dough roll. My husband loved the dinner and I plan to make it again. Thank you!
Delicious – repeat recipe. It is a treasure to have such a recipe that is gluten-free for many in our family who have celiac. They love these meatballs, which tends to be a food item they typically avoid because most include wheat. Thank you for this – and many other recipes.
I’ve made these wonderful meatballs several times. It is now my go-to recipe. The lemon zest absolutely completes them. Love the flavor and moist texture. The sauce is also delicious, but I add a little Pinot noir to the sauce in addition to the balsamic. I serve them with roasted spaghetti squash for me and lemon pappardelle noddles for my husband. We’re both in heaven. I also love your stuffed zucchini recipe. Thanks for such simple tasty recipes. Love your site so much.
I just loved these meatballs. I added one small grated zucchini to the mushrooms while they were cooking down. Nobody would’ve ever know there was a green veggie in there unless I told them, and I did tell. I made these in advance, and then reheated them with some Archer Farms Koren Style BBQ Sauce (the very best of its kind), and served it with Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. It was a fantastic, healthy dinner. Thanks for the recipe!
These meatballs made me very happy tonight!! My 2 yr old has an egg allergy so I used vegan mayonnaise. Followed the rest exactly, and they were so delicious!! My husband piled them on a hoagie with marinara sauce for a meatball sub. I put a few in the freezer to see how they do for busy nights.
Elise, thank you again for a wonderful recipe. I enjoy mince turkey and this recipe is fantastic. So much flavour and easy to make. Your website is full of great recipes I have cooked and enjoyed. :)
These were a big hit with my non-meatball-loving, non-mushroom fan family! Moist and delicious! Another hit, thanks!
And I too live with a pacemaker – it saved my life and I am ever grateful. Give your Dad a hug! Linda
Will do, thanks Linda!
Every since you posted this recipe, I have been going back to it for so many reasons! Both the meatballs and the sauce are so good exactly as set-down. It brings full flavor to ground turkey. I usually use soy sauce in place of salt when working with ground turkey. But, I really like this recipe for a change. The herbes de Provence has been a bit like finding a long lost relative! I have been using it for steamed Brussels sprouts, as I used to do many moons ago. It needs a gentle hand as one experiments, but it is so worth the effort (not to mention the price) to finding how much is right for you.
I just made these and they are delicious. I love the texture, the taste and the fact that they have no bread in them! Made the sauce too and dinner was a big hit. Thanks! Hope your Dad continues to do well and gets to enjoy this dish often !
Tried these recently. They are very good and solved my dry turkey burger problem. Thank you.
Amazing recipe! Did it today and added breadcrumbs and an egg to the mix, also i baked them in the oven. Delicious, thank you!
I’m so glad you liked them Samantha!
Loved these meatballs. But didn’t like them with marinara on them–thought it hid the flavor of the meatballs which is great. Have liked the flavor so much have made this recipe 2 other ways: (i) as is turkey hamburgers per meatball recipe (great) and (ii) as a pasta sauce. When I converted the recipe to a pasta sauce sauteed the ground turkey with sliced mushrooms (8 oz. could have used more), 2 tsp. of each of the balsamic, zest and mustard & 1 1/2 tsp of the herbs. Added 1/2 cup chicken broth. Was good. Thought it needed something else, so threw in a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes with juices (what I had on hand). Can of diced tomatoes wasn’t as thick as marinara so didn’t mask the flavor the way the marinara did. Made a great pasta sauce. Sort of a turkey Bolognese Sauce that was easier/quicker than the meatballs. Thanks for the basic recipe. Will continue to make it as meatballs, hamburgers and pasta sauce.
So glad you were able to morph the recipe into dishes you like!
So sorry to hear about your dad; he’s made so many appearances here and made us smile with his comments. Glad he’s doing okay! Thanks for your meatball recipe- I’ve never made meatballs before, but this was pretty easy and kind of fun too. I made them for Valentine’s day and my husband loved them! I don’t like parsley, so I skipped it, but it still tasted good. I was running out of time and don’t like getting my hands dirty with meat, so I used a cookie dough baller/scoop and it worked pretty well! I’ll be saving this one.
I made these last night and they were amazing!! Amazing. I did skip the mayo because we both hate it but my fiancé and I both loved them. Thanks so much!