Reviews for Tantalizing Turkey and Blue Cheese Meatballs
Used only one jalapeno and more blue cheese. Husband liked it alot!
Very easy to make, and a pretty moist way to cook ground turkey. My mouth, however, was confused...jalapeno/blue cheese/chili powder/Italian seasoning/soy sauce... The flavors did not come together (followed recipe exactly) and none of us knew quite what to make of them, or what to serve them with--ended up with a warm orzo, asparagus and tomato salad.
I am loving this recipe! I've made it a few times now and every time it's amazing. My boyfriend loves it too. I usually put in one jalapeno instead of two but these are great with some mashed potatoes and a great salad! I highly recommend this recipe!
I changed this just a little to cut back on the calories and carbs. To solve the issue with the too wet meatballs, I only used one egg white. I used 1/4 c. parmesan cheese instead of bread crumbs and instead of the called for seasonings, I used 1/4 of a recipe of Scotdog's dry ranch dressing mix. I happened to be out of soy sauce, so I used worchstershire sauce. I know that's a lot of changes but the outcome was really good and a little lower in calories/carbs and high in flavor. I served this with Balsamic Mushrooms and my Fully Loaded Cauliflower Salad and it was a great dinner. Really didn't feel like I was missing anything at all. NOTE: OH! I didn't need the EVOO. I discovered at the last minute that I forgot it but you couldn't tell.
Yum! These were really good and stayed moist. I was little worried as I don't do spicy food but the jalapeno wasn't overpowering at all. I made it with the quick and easy alfredo sauce from this site and my husband already wants me to make it again. Only thing- I forgot to spray the foil. Don't do this- I lost the bottom half of all of the meatballs!
Great recipe! Easy, lean and scrumptious!
Great Meatballs, did half turkey and half 95 lean ground beef. Teenagers loved it. will make again. try the maranara sauce for dipping
Very moist and pretty tasty. A little too much going on for my personal taste, though. I think I'd probably cut back on the herbs / italian seasoning a bit to let the other flavor (jalepeno / garlic / onion) stand out a bit more. They cooked up nicely per directions. Were moist enough to eat without sauce. Doubled the batch to throw half in the freezer. Reviews about being too moist to handle are understandable, but I used a cookie scoop onto a plate, then just picked up with wet hands to handle very little (just round out a bit more). Wouldn't have worked nearly as nicely with just a spoon and my hands. Highly recommend the cookie dough scoop if you have one. Else, try to one-handed drop spoonfuls onto a ceramic plate and then pick up the spoonful to shape so you're not handling utencils and meatballs at the same time. Too messy.
A touch too spicy for me but they were a hit at the party.
Quick, easy, tasty. These are the best kinds of recipes. Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely use this again. Big hit with the family. The only thing I deviated from was the egg whites. I used one whole egg.
great recipe but not what I was hopping for. I think I will stick to regular beef meatballs. thanks!
This recipe was even more flavorful than I anticipated. The mixture worked wonderfully. I highly recommend it any mom cooking for even the pickiest eater.
I have never had a turkey meatball, so I was a little nervous. I omitted the jalapeños and served the meatballs with a pasta and white wine sauce....it was DELICIOUS! Will make again.
very flavorful. didn't have jalapeno, maybe next time. As another review suggested, used Balsamic sauce. Meatballs stuck to foil, next time I will spary the foil with Pam or use non-stick foil.
These meatballs are delicious. I don't have a food processor and was feeling too lazy to chop by hand, so I threw everything in the blender. The result was very soupy, but it did not effect the meatballs at all. When everything came together it still seemed quite wet, but I think that is what makes these so tender. My husband is not a blue cheese fan, but based off the other reviews I decided to make these and not tell him about it until after he ate them. The blue cheese really adds a creaminess and a little something extra without all the funk you usually associate with blue cheese. There are now our go-to meatballs.
Pretty good! I cut back a bit on the jalapenos bc I'm not so fond of them. Instead of pulsing them with the garlic and onions then mixing it into the turkey by hand, I just tossed everything, turkey and all, into the food processor and mixed it that way. Worked really well, especially since I halved the recipe. I made both meatballs and a couple of turkey burgers (fried on stovetop) bc I was in the mood for a sandwich this evening. Thanks for the recipe!
really great recipe. i made it tonight for my mums birthday, and she LOVED it. i enjoyed them too, but i'm not too fond of blue cheese, so next time i might use feta and have a greek inspired meal.
delish!! will make again!
It was very good. But I have to agreed with the other person that mentioned the black pepper. This has to be an error. The flavor is great and then wham, you hit by the pepper! I would recommend much less so you can maybe taste the other flavors in the meatball. Will try again next time! Great start of a recipe though!
These were super tasty! I didnt have jalapenos, so I left them out and added a sprinkle of Tony Chachere seasoning. Also doubled the bead crumbs, and cut the pepper in half as previous reviews had suggested. SO GOOD!
Very flavorful! I had to use feta instead of bleu cheese and they still turned out great. My husband and 3 children also really enjoyed them. Thank you for a great recipe!
Good stuff but they need salt. Why did no one mention they need salt?
I made a double batch of these because my husband loves meat. So glad I did since my 15-year-old daughter ate about 10 of them! (My 13-year-old daughter is impressed that she ate blue cheese!) Loved the spicy flavor and will add more jalepenos next time (I used one fresh and part of a can of chopped). I paired these with the sweet-sour broccoli salad from this site...very good. Thanks!
Great recipe as is, but I modified it to suit my tastes/needs. Used gluten free bread crumbs, 1/2 ground turkey and 1/2 ground pork, increased blue cheese and left out the jalapeno. Very easy, tasty recipe!
These had decent flavor but they weren't really worth going out of the way to buy the blue cheese though. Probably won't be making these again.
I tried this recipe and loved it! I didn't add parsley but it was still good. The peppers really give it a kick. I will definitely make this again!
I would give this a 5 but the entire family hated it (except for me). Even my 8 yo who eats everything put in front of him said, "I am not up for these meatballs, mom." My half Italian husband said his grandmother was rolling in her grave...I think they were great, my family is not adventerious, but I'm working on them!
these are awesome!!!
So easy and yummy!
These were nice and filling. I didn't have any jalapeno peppers so I used cayanne pepper instead. I doubled the amount of blue cheese. I cut the pepper in half. Other than those minor changes I kept every thing else the same. These came out perfectly cooked, moist and delicious!
OH...MY...GOSH!!! These are so absolutely amazing! I went with others' suggestion of cutting the pepper to 1tsp and I doubled (or more) the garlic. Everyone in the family loved it, from my 6 year old to my husband. Not always easy to have 3 kids like something new all at the same time. MUST TRY!!!
This was good! I goofed up and skipped a step or 2 and ended up making a meatloaf instead of meatballs but the flavor was great!
I didn't make this recipe as meatballs. I used all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs, eggs and jalapeños. I cooked it all in a pan then tossed with ziti. The recipe was great except 1tb of black pepper is way too much, maybe 1tsp will do.
LOVE LOVE LOVE these... they are good alone with marinara sauce to dip... they are also good in a pasta dish with butter and parmesan... note... they are spicy, so the hotter the pepper you use, the spicier the meatball. I made these in my ski house with a few other couples and everyone was very impressed with the combo of ingredients.
My husband loved these. Didn't have jalepenos so I put in a little hot sauce. Added a little extra blue cheese b/c we love it. Very moist w/ great flavors
Awesome recipe. I used one whole egg instead of the three egg whites and just under a cup of bread crumbs and they turned out great!! Spicy foods aren't at the top of my list but my boyfriend loves hot and spice and these were the perfect compromise. Will definitely make again!
Absolutely delicious! I will make it again and again and again.
These were a bit dry. I even had them stewing in marinara sauce for a bit and still dry. I didn't overcook them. Also, I would add salt or more soy sauce. I don't think I would make these again.
I used a mix of ground chicken and ground beef. Very good flavor blue cheese flavor.
Love this recipe, it's a favorite at home and parties!!! I used (2) serrano peppers instead of jalapenos because the store was out and they were a great substitution, and only use 1/2 tbs of black pepper. ****Tip..use parchment paper instead of foil and you won't have problems with them sticking:) Enjoy!
mmm mmm mmm mmm good! I vetoed the garlic and jalapeno's for taste reasons. And I used gorgonzola instead of blue cheese because that is what I had on hand. Delicious!! thanx for the recipe!
This were good but nothing to rave about. I think they need more blue cheese next time.
Taste wise these were pretty good but they were too mushy and didn't have enough substance to stand up to a good sauce and noodles. My husband expecially didn't like the mushy texture.
Yummy! I did change the recipe up just a bit. I used two whole eggs instead of 3 egg whites. Almost double the breadcrumbs. Omitted the jalapenos and doubled the blue cheese. Drizzled balsamic reduction over these. Yum!
Goat cheese can be substituted for the blue cheese. I also agree with others to substitue one egg for the 3 egg whites and cut back the pepper to 2 teaspoons from a tablespoon.
these are really great - I have made them several times. They freeze well and heat quickly in the micro. I left out the egg whites and don't miss them.
This recipe was the first time I attempted to make meatballs and they turned out great. I used bleu cheese that had cranberries in it and it complimented the flavors wonderfully. I will definitely be making these again!!
Wow, im very impressed, even my 3 yr old daughter loved these meatballs, but i didnt tell her there was blue cheese in it, i told her it was marshmallows. I will definitely make these again
I'm sorry. This is tasty, but nowhere near as good as the rave reviews make it seem. The "4" is the median between the "3" (IMHO) as written & the probable 4.5 - 5 (in our household) after several adjustments. I tried a small batch as originally written (except for the jalapenos & huge slug of black pepper) & concur w/ those who found the cheese flavor drowned out & mix too juicy. Bread crumbs, doubling garlic & tripling the blue cheese (to heaping a 1/2 C) helped, but even then we found the cheese to be only a subtle background hint. I'll make this again, increasing the blue cheese by another 25 - 50% and tweaking the seasonings a bit. It is a keeper, no doubt, but an expensive one with turkey and so much blue cheese. Still, my sincere kudos to the inspired originator - Meatballs ala Buffalo Wings are a great idea!
these were so easy and so good! i didn't have blue cheese, so i used gorgonzola instead. also no jalopeno, so i used one whole habanero. maybe a little less olive oil next time, they were a little too wet, but still great.
Great meatballs! I love Blue Cheese, so when I saw this recipe I definitely had to try it. Instead of chopping up some jalapeno peppers I had some leftover from a can of chopped ones. I used close to 3 tablespoons worth. I also reduced the amount of black pepper a little to around 1/2 tablespoon. Instead of rolling the meatballs out I used my larger sized cookie scoop to scoop on the mixture. Baking time was right on. Thanks!
I hate to say it since everyone seems to really like this recipe (and I was really excited to make it), but these meatballs are BLAND. I followed the recipe exactly except I doubled the blue cheese per someone else's suggestion. While the meatballs were moist, they had ZERO flavor. It is a good recipe in concept, but next time I will double all of the spices (perhaps triple on the garlic) as well as the soy sauce, add a little bit of salt (soy sauce did not provide enough salt to flavor), and probably add about 8-10 tablespoons of blue cheese. You really could not taste the cheese at all, even though I doubled what it called for.
Tasty. Spray non-stick on foil first!
Quite good - I'm not a fan of ground turkey (let's not pretend it is what it isn't)..but this recipe made the meatballs both flavorful and moist. Will make again.
MMMMmmmmMMMM! Followed this to a T except I didn't have parsley and added a smidge more blue cheese. Very good, my son wanted to eat them all himself! :)
Very good.....DH and I loved these.... even my 2 yr. old inhaled, while my 10 yr old asked for a grilled cheese! They were very moist and flavorful. I used 2 egg whites instead of 3, added more bread crumbs, and used fresh parsley instead of dried. Will make again!
I loved these, but everyone experienced a bit of acid reflux afterwards because of the garlic. For next time, I will reduce to 2 cloves of garlic. Otherwise, SO flavorful! you can add any sauce to it. Everyone liked it in my home.
I don't eat red meat so this was a recipe I was real excited to come across. This tastes fantastic; however I made several small changes. First, I increased the cooking temp to 425 F and since I like my meatballs browned well, I kept them in the oven for closer to 30 - 35 minutes. Perfect! I also added 1/2 cup more bread crumbs because it really helped the meatballs form better. I think the next time I make it, I'll make these other changes too: add maybe 1-2 more tbsp of blue cheese because it was very, very mild, but my husband thought it was just right. I will also use only 2 egg whites instead of 3, because it tended to get pretty runny and difficult to form. I served it on a bed of pasta and speghetti sauce last night; my husband reheated it tonight to make a spectacular meatball sandwich. Great recipe!
Did not like this one bit. Meatballs were a bit dry which may be my own fault. But the taste overall was bland. I think they may be better with Parmesan instead of blue cheese. the blue cheese just added another layer of flavor. The combination of blue cheese, jalapeno and garlic just does not work. I was going to add milk to the recipe but forgot. I definitely think milk would help. Not sure what else would help the recipe out though.
I am a vegetarian; I exchanged the turkey with Quorn, a meatless product. I also used the whole (humanly raised) eggs. Because it doesn’t hold shape the way animal protein does, I spread the mixture in 12 X9 inch baking pan and baked about 10 mins. Longer. It was delicious and the best “veggie” meatloaf I’ve ever tasted!
These are SO GOOD! I pass this recipe along to anyone I can. There aren't any changes I make. We like it exactly as is. Delicious.
These are some of the BEST meatballs I have ever had!! Don't change a thing... these are the bomb!
This was a delicious part of our meal. I was afraid that the Jalapenos would make it too spicy, however, I used fresh Jalapenos from my garden and seeded and deveined them and it turned out perfect. I have used similar ingredients in a meatloaf and it is always a crowd pleaser. I'm more of a dash of this and a pinch of that guy, so I didn't really carefully measure out the ingredients, however, I mixed it bread crumbs until it had the right consistency. I will keep this one.
It was very easy to make and turned out really well. My children even ate it and loved them. I was a little worried they would be too wet when i put them all together, but they held up well and tasted delicious!
Hmmm,I wouldn't exactly call them 'tantalizing', okay I made a few changes, used shredded pepper jack cheese in place of blue. and used 1 whole egg, other than that, the same. I don't think I'll make it again.
i can usually make most any meatloaf/meatball recipe into burgers by leaving out the eggs and bread crumbs.. i wasn't as successful this time.. i used garlic powder and onion powder for the fresh (1/2 t each), ground chicken for the ground turkey, an extra T of blue cheese, 2 full T's of soy sauce b/c it was low sodium, left out the dried parsley b/c i had none, and used 3/4 t of black pepper b/c i read reviews that 1 T was just way too much.. i found the "burgers" to be very overpowered by the full T of italian seasoning.. one or two t's would have sufficed.. but like i said.. i adapted this to be burgers.. maybe with the egg whites and the bread the italian seasoning would have been spread out.. oh well.. ty anyway
My 10 and 13 year old sons made these for me. They doubled the bread crumbs and doubled the cheese. They were delicious! This will be a regular dish in our house. Very easy to make.
Very moist and delicious! Would make again!
used only 1 jalepno and 1 whole onion.
This is a very good recipe for meatballs, and even more so for turkey meatballs. I didn't have blue cheese on hand, so I used Parmesan cheese instead. (Although, I would like to use blue cheese in the future.) I used 1 whole egg instead of the egg whites. I did use the jalapeno pepper(fresh not pickled/canned), and it gave it an interesting and wonderful zip. I am thinking if they are too spicy for some, one can use mild green chilies as a few people have already substituted, or even possibly one can use mild bell pepper too. Thanks for a tasty alternative to the run of the mill & sometimes bland recipes I often see for meatballs. I am pondering using ground beef the next time instead of turkey,..... ;o)
Pretty good. I pressed the mixture into a muffin tin and made individual meatloaves because I didn't want to mess with meatballs, then cooked 10 minutes longer. Made 12 big "meat muffins". My only complaint is that even though I put in 4 tablespoons of blue cheese, we really couldn't taste it. Next time, I'll put in alot more blue cheese. A nice variation if you don't have blue cheese on hand would be to add some horseradish. Overall, a good recipe that just needs a little "tweaking" for my preferences.
Very good meatballs, but way too much garlic in my opinion. I used four regular-sized cloves and while they are pretty tasty, you smell like garlic for hours afterwards. I'd use half as much.
i loved it, cause i'm a blue cheese fan the only thing i changed was sieving the onion water after blending so the mixture wouldn't be so soft . and i made fresh bread crumbs so good so delicious =+
So yummy! Don't let the jalapeno scare you! I used both jalapeno's and they were not spicy at all! The whole family gobbled them up.
I have made this recipe a few times and it just gets better and better. I don't add all the eggs, the peppers or the full amount of pepper. It's even better when you freeze that for later and they make great lunch options. Oh yes and if you use a small muffin tin pan makes a big difference when cooking them.
These meatballs were excellent. No one knew they were turkey until I told them. Well done and thanks for sharing!
I love these meatballs! I've made them twice now and they are delicious. I did alter the recipe slightly. First, I used feta instead of blue cheese, and it worked really well. I used more cheese than was indicated in the recipe. I didn't really measure, I just kept adding it until I thought there was enough that the flavor would stand out a little more, but it was definitely more than 3 tbsp. I also used fresh parsley instead of dried and chopped it in the food processor right along with the onion mixture. I halved the black pepper and left out the olive oil. Leaving out the olive oil was an accident at first. I remembered at the end, but the mixture was already so wet that I couldn't imagine adding any more moisture, so I left it out. I don't think it really affected the end result at all. Lastly, I lined the baking sheets with parchment paper instead of foil and they didn't stick at all. Dropped them into a pot of marinara sauce and simmered for 10-15 minutes...yum!!
These meatballs are excellent! I substituted a small can of mild green chilies for the jalapenos just because I don't like super spicy food. I also cut the black pepper down to 1 tsp per other reviews, and these are truly the best meatballs I've ever eaten. For those who complained that the mix was so wet...the wetter the meat mix, the moister the meatballs. Roll them gently and place them on the cookie sheet, they will bake perfectly. Thanks for the recipe!
I have been trying to find the perfect slightly spicy meatball and I think this it. I did substitute Laughing Cow Blue Cheese spread for the blue cheese and I think that gave it the perfect consistency. It's also lower in calories! I also used fresh parsley since I had it on hand. I think you could probably use any of the flavored Laughing Cow and it would be great.
Great recipe, i added 2x the blue cheese to give it more flavor, and 2x the bred crumbs,and made spaghetti with my from scratch tomatoe sauce with asparagus. I also used white pepper instead of black as i do with any turkey recipe, and i added a fair amount of hot sauce. It was absolutly delicious. I really enjoyed the recipe and will definetly make it again. I have cooked with gound turkey a lot and have never gotten my dishes to come out as moist as these balls. I would definetly rotate the balls often while in the oven to keep them from sticking to to pan.
Absolutely loved this recipe! I found when making these the first time that the mixture was very wet even before adding the fats. I ended up using one whole egg and a white (and no olive oil) and added an extra 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. I put everything together in my food processor in a time pinch and it seemed to work really well for making a well-mixed meatballs. I also took the advice of another commenter and baked my meatball sin muffin cups - great idea!
These are great! I have made them about four times now. Its hard to tell you are eating turkey. We like to have them with a basic spaghetti sauce, pasta, mozzarella cheese, and fresh cilantro on top.
I used less pepper than called for - the listed amount seems like a lot. The blue cheese flavor isn't overpowering and I used more than the listed amount. Next time I'll use more. I put these on white rice covered with bechamel sauce. I'll make these again - thanks.
lots of spices but wasnt exactly what i was looking for. I will not be making this dish again.
I don't think I'll ever make meatballs any other way again. Deee-lish! I couldn't quite fit all the meatballs on one sheet, so I sauteed the rest in hamburger form - and ate BOTH! Thanks so much!
I served this over spaghetti squash with marinara sauce; these meatballs are delicious and flavorful. I used chives instead of onions because that's what I had on hand, but other than that, I followed the recipe precisely. I will definitely make again.
Excellent, zesty and delish. I will make it again.
I need to tweak this one...will try other turkey meatballs on this website first. Not sure if I needed more soy sauce, or cheese, maybe onions...I'm not that sharp of a cook yet :)
Awesome recipe! We have cooked over and over, and it is one of my husband's favorites. Even my picky brother, who swears he does not like blue cheese, loved this recipe and devoured them. Will definitely cook again and again.
These were easy to make and came out delicious. Would definately make again.
As a newly diagnosed diabetic I've been trying to find recipes that make the life change less of a shock. I found this and made it last night, cutting the recipe to feed just my wife and me, and we were both crazy about it. We read the very helpful comments first, which prompted me to double the blue cheese and drastically reduce the black pepper. It was perfect, so I'd say that was good advice. This will probably be on our table a few times every month from here on out. Thank you to the person who posted it and to everyone else for comments that made a big difference. I just found this site and it's batting a thousand.
These were amazing.
Amazing!!! We loved them!
A. MAZ. ING! beautiful recipe. Only change I made was add a teaspoon of salt and put 5 tablespoons of blue cheese instead of 3. I made a sauce using spaghetti sauce, red pepper flakes, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Sooooooo good!
Fabulous! I loved them!
Excellent Recipe- I loved the combo of jalapenos and blue cheese, my husband loved this dish also. Even our two year old liked it! I like that you could easily use this recipe for turkey burgers too.
I am loving this recipe! I've made it a few times now and every time it's amazing. My boyfriend loves it too. I usually put in one jalapeno instead of two but these are great with some mashed potatoes and a great salad! I highly recommend this recipe!
These are marvelous! I did not have jalapeno peppers so I used pepperoncini peppers instead and they were fine.