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Moist Turkey Meatballs with Pumpkin Sauche

Yes, I said moist and turkey meatballs in the same sentence. I know, that’s unheard of, but the secret to this amazing combo is mushrooms.

Don’t worry; your most finicky eaters will enjoy these because the mushroom flavor blends so well that you don’t even taste them. Make no mention of the word mushroom and no one will know the difference.

I am one of those cooks who just make things up as she goes, so I rarely write down recipes. This is one I’ve been making for a couple years, so I have a pretty good idea of what goes in here.


Ultra Moist Turkey Meatballs


1 pound mushrooms, coarsely chopped

1-cup onion, diced

1 tbs. olive oil

2 lbs. lean ground turkey

1 egg

1-cup panko

Salt and pepper to taste

Seasoning to match recipe (I change this depending on how I serve them.)




  1. Preheat over to 400F degrees.
  2. Chop the mushrooms and onions and throw them in the food processor to blend to a paste. I chop them first so the paste is smoother.
  3. Heat oil in skillet over medium.
  4. Sauté mushroom and onion mixture for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to bowl to cool.
  6. Add turkey, egg, panko, salt and pepper, and seasoning.
  7. Mix until well blended.
  8. Roll into 1-2 inch balls, depending on how you want to serve them.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Serve with favorite sauce and starch.


chopped mushrooms and onions

Chopped mushrooms and onions.

mushrooms and onions 

Place in food processor.

pureed mushrooms

Puree to a paste. 

Allow paste to cool.

turkey meatball ingredients

Add turkey, egg, panko, and seasoning. 

Roll into balls to bake.

turkey meatballs with pumpkin sauce

Last night I made a pumpkin goat cheese sauce and served them over rice. I often just find things in the pantry to go with them. Since I was making a pumpkin sauce I used thyme and nutmeg as the seasoning for the meatballs.






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