Turkey Sausage Meatballs


I use these turkey sausage meatballs with my homemade spaghetti sauce instead of beef meatballs. The addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and freshly grated Parmesan and Romano cheeses makes it something wonderful.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
32 meatballs


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup freshly grated Romano cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • ¼ cup Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound ground turkey breast

  • 1 pound ground Italian-flavored turkey sausage

  • 4 cups spaghetti sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, parsley, basil, oregano, and Cajun seasoning in a bowl; mix until herbs are evenly distributed. Combine minced onion, Cabernet Sauvignon, eggs, and garlic in a second bowl; mix until well combined.

  3. Mix together ground turkey and ground sausage in a third, large bowl. Add cheese mixture and onion mixture and mix until all ingredients are well combined. Form mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on the prepared sheet pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

  5. Place spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan and stir in meatballs until coated. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until warmed through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use homemade spaghetti sauce if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
16g Fat
30g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 1185mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 657mg 14%

* 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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