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Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

An easy way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers and tasty too!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey meatballs
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 Meatballs
Calories 89 kcal


For The Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ½ Cup Premade Stuffing
  • 1/3 Cup Spinach Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tsp Rosemary dried

For the Glaze

  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar may sub Maple syrup
  • 1 14oz can Cranberry Sauce
  • ¾ Cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch dissolved in ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tsp Rosemary dried
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon


  1. Start preheating the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and a baking/cooling rack. The rack is optional but helps with air flow and even cooking.
  2. In a large bowl mix the ground turkey, chopped spinach, egg, premade stuffing, garlic salt and dried rosemary until well combined.
  3. Scoop even portioned meatballs (about 1 ½ inch) and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  4. Set aside and let cool.
  5. To make the glaze, start whisking together the brown sugar, dissolved cornstarch, cranberry sauce, orange juice, cinnamon and rosemary in a medium sized sauce pot.
  6. Bring to a boil for 60 seconds, glaze should start to thicken a little. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Toss meatballs in warm sauce or serve meat balls warm alongside the sauce.

Recipe Notes

May be frozen separately or tossed for up to 4 months.
Reheat in crock pot with sauce, in oven at 350F for 15 minutes or microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Cranberry Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 162IU3%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.