Turkey Swedish Meatballs


I came up with this recipe as a way to lighten up the original dish. Nobody in my family even realized they were eating turkey! Serve over egg noodles if desired.

close up view of Turkey Swedish Meatballs garnished with fresh herbs
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
47 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 17 mins
4 servings



  • cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can low-sodium beef broth

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch salt to taste

  • ¼ cup light sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish lightly with cooking spray.

  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Let cool briefly, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine onion mixture, turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon parsley, allspice, and nutmeg in a large bowl; mix well to combine. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Transfer to baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  5. Pour beef broth into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add flour; seal and shake vigorously until flour is dissolved.

  6. Pour beef broth mixture into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon parsley, black pepper, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sour cream and meatballs. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 501mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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