Lightened-Up Turkey Swedish Meatballs Recipe - Homemade turkey meatballs smothered in a light, yet very delicious gravy sauce.

Lightened-Up (Turkey) Swedish Meatballs Recipe

This Lightened-Up Turkey Swedish Meatballs Recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or party appetizer! Homemade turkey meatballs smothered in a light, yet very delicious gravy sauce.

Course Dinner/Appetizers
Cuisine Swedish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 245 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood



  • 1- pound ground turkey
  • 1/2- cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper , or to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese , divided
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place a wire rack over a baking sheet; grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic and oregano.
  4. Using a wooden spoon, mix until well combined and thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Shape mixture into 2-inch balls and place on previously prepared baking sheet. You may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through.

In the meantime, prepare the gravy.

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a nonstick frying pan.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon cream cheese to heated oil; gently stir it around until the cream cheese melts.
  3. Whisk in remaining cream cheese, mustard and worcestershire sauce.
  4. Add flour and continue to whisk for about 3 minutes, or until the roux becomes a golden brown color.
  5. Slowly add the chicken broth, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  6. Continue to cook over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the gravy thickens.
  7. Remove meatballs from oven and add them to the gravy; continue to cook for about 1 minute, spooning the gravy sauce over the meatballs.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Garnish with parsley.
  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Serve over noodles or serve as an appetizer
WW Smart Points: 8

Recipe Source: [DIETHOOD

Nutrition Facts
Lightened-Up (Turkey) Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 657mg27%
Potassium 444mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 730IU15%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.