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

Lightened-Up (Turkey) Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
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
Servings: 4
Calories: 245



  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place a wire rack over a baking sheet; grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic and oregano.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix until well combined and thoroughly incorporated.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through.

In the meantime, prepare the gravy.

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


Serve over noodles or serve as an appetizer
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.
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