This quick and easy dish of meatballs in a creamy vegetable sauce tastes great over noodles or other pasta. This recipe of my grandmother's has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. You may need extra bread to sop up the yummy sauce!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs and egg. Mix well, and shape into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

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  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs until evenly brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Stir in condensed soup and evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat until meatballs are no longer pink, approximately 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 32.2g 64% DV; carbohydrates 33.9g 11% DV; fat 20.8g 32% DV; cholesterol 163.5mg 55% DV; sodium 1324.4mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2008
This was a very easy and tasty recipe. I used store bought turkey meatballs. I also added a few ingredients to the sauce like Worchestshire sauce a bit of white wine sauteed mushrooms and shallots and some paprika to give it a bit more homemade less canned soup flavor. I will make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2005
Maybe it's me. I don't cook very often and I tried to improvise with this recipe to make it healthier... I think that's where I went wrong. First off I couldn't figure out which soup to use. Is condensed veg. soup the stuff that comes with the alphabet noodles in it? Well in any case that's what I used. I also used 2% evaporated milk. I baked the meatballs instead of frying them. What I ended up with was really bland meatballs in an orange goopy mess. This dish is in no way pleasing to the eye. Luckily my dad will eat just about anything.. with a dash of hot sauce he said it wasn't half bad (hence the 2 stars). I won't be making this again. Read More
(5)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2008
This was a very easy and tasty recipe. I used store bought turkey meatballs. I also added a few ingredients to the sauce like Worchestshire sauce a bit of white wine sauteed mushrooms and shallots and some paprika to give it a bit more homemade less canned soup flavor. I will make this again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
We really loved this but I can't give it five stars because I don't think we would have liked it as it was written. I salted the meat about a half to one teaspoon. I also added some pepper to the meat and half of an onion chopped very fine. I would consider at least the salt and pepper necessary. Additionally because I didn't have vegetable soup I used a can of cream of chicken and a can of milk with vegetable "better than bouillon". Because the milk wasn't as thick as the soup I had to thicken the sauce with flour before serving. In the end it was wonderful! I have to say though that there is plenty of room for this to be yucky if you don't substitute with the right things as some people have mentioned. Use discretion; if the soup you have doesn't seem like it would be good over noodles as a sauce don't use it in this recipe. Also I would suggest doing as I did and using milk and bouillon thickened with flour if you want to get away from the canned soup taste. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2008
I used italian-seasoned ground turkey and breadcrumbs made from a sundried tomato baguette. Also used a 26 ounce condensed tomato soup and added chopped fresh carrots and mildly hot peppers and some heavy cream instead of the evaporated milk. A few changes but the same basic guidelines so I rate this a 4 of 5 really enjoyed it. Served it over rice. Didn't tell my husband it was canned soup until after he praised it profusely.;) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2007
If you are looking for quick easy meals this is one you'll want to try. When I first added the condensed soup the dish had that "canned soup" taste. But the more the dish simmered you couldn't tell that a convenience food was used in the dish. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2005
Maybe it's me. I don't cook very often and I tried to improvise with this recipe to make it healthier... I think that's where I went wrong. First off I couldn't figure out which soup to use. Is condensed veg. soup the stuff that comes with the alphabet noodles in it? Well in any case that's what I used. I also used 2% evaporated milk. I baked the meatballs instead of frying them. What I ended up with was really bland meatballs in an orange goopy mess. This dish is in no way pleasing to the eye. Luckily my dad will eat just about anything.. with a dash of hot sauce he said it wasn't half bad (hence the 2 stars). I won't be making this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2004
Wonderful!!!!!!!! I had never made meatballs before except one time long ago and those were a wreck. These were great and I loved the insta-sauce that goes with it!! The only thing I did different was I used a family sized can if veggie soup (26 ounces) instead of 2 10.5 oz. cans which made plenty of sauce.. Great recipe!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2009
This was delish! I didn't have condensed soup so I used regular and added some flour to thicken. I also used beef instead of turkey. It will certainly be going into our dinner rotation! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2006
This was OK. My husband loved it kids ate the meatballs out and I probably wouldn't make it for company but it was OK. I added garlic pepper and a dash of worcestershire sauce to the meatballs and served the dish over whole wheat egg noodles. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2004
we tried this recipe and it was very bland... need to add many spices on your own to kick it up a notch! Read More
(3)
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