This is a pared-down recipe that my husband and I enjoy. It makes a satisfying dinner for two, served over hot rice or noodles. I like to accompany it with baked acorn squash. -Audrey Thibodeau, Mesa, Arizona

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six meatballs. Place in a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the V8 juice, broth and garlic. Turn meatballs; spoon sauce over top. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. Bake 20 minutes longer, basting every 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

494 calories; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 60.7g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 91.6mg; sodium 989.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2007
Very tasty! I had a pound of ground turkey to use up, so I doubled the ingredients. I was out of Worcestershire sauce, so I used soy sauce. I was also out of parsley, so I used dried basil. I highly reccomed using basil instead since it has much more flavor. I was able to make 8 meatballs with the pound of turkey. I wasn't able to use all of the sauce of the meatballs (it would have overflowed into the oven), so I spooned the excess over the brown rice that I made with it. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2007
I didn't have all the ingredients, so I subbed. They still turned out fantastic! I subbed soy milk for the milk, bread crumbs for crackers, regular pasta sauce for the V-8 and used dried parsley instead. I also added more 1/2t of cajun spice, a few extra dashes of Worch. sauce, extra hot sauce and used half the salt. Mine were the size of golf balls. For the first 20 min I cooked them on pie pans, after that I put them into a loaf pan for the depth so they could soak in the sauce. I checked every 5-10 min and moved them around. They browned awfully fast. I would lower the temp for this portion slightly. It took 15 min more than the suggested time to cook. Came out perfect, a hit with noodles. The leftovers went perfect for a pasta bake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2008
Very good, very easy - a real keeper. All I added was 1/2 of an onion, grated very fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2009
Even the 18 month old loved this! Like so many, I had no V8 juice. I subbed a mixture of Tomato paste, water and pasta sauce. I added a 3rd clove of garlic for personal preference. The meatballs themselves are a great basic, too! I'll use this recipe with a variety of sauces and gravies! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
the meatballs were wonderful! i was not a fan of the v8 based sauce so i didn't use it. but the meatballs were the perfect consistency to pick up w an ice cream scoop so they cooked beautifully. I have toddlers and we ate them w dipping sauces - ketchup, BBQ & Teriyaki. Delish! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2008
This is one of our favorites,I make it at least once a week or two weeks the most. I could never remember to get tomato juice so I use tomato sauce instead, yesterday I blended one can of stewed tomatoes to make up the amount, one of these days I will make it with tomato juice to see the difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2010
I love ground turkey and am always looking for new ways to make it. The only change was I used a combination of fresh basil and fresh parsley, and garlic salt instead of salt. I put it over spaghetti squash that I had baked, and then briefly sauted in olive oil with garlic (can never have too much!). Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2010
We did like it and I will definitley try it again. Like the others, I did not have V8, but subbed a can of tomato paste and thinned it out with the chicken broth. I'm not a huge fan of ground turkey, but did really enjoy it with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
Great taste to the meatballs and sauce.Moist meatballs! I doubled recipe, but it didn't make enough sauce to completely cover pasta it was served with. It was a little thin for sauce on noodles, but it still worked. I will definitley use this as a go-to meatball recipe. Read More
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