Cajun Turkey Meatballs

These baked cajun turkey meatballs are healthier than chicken wings because not only do you bake them with no added fat, but lean ground turkey is lower in fat and calories than chicken wings.They aren't as messy as wings and there are no bones to deal with. Hence, making them the perfect party snack!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 meatballs

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 small onion, diced, about 1/2 cup

  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning mix

  • 1/4 cup Louisiana style hot sauce

  • 3 tbsp Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre heat oven to 400° Line a baking sheet with parchment

  2. In a medium bowl, mix ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, and seasoning

  3. Form turkey mixture into balls, about 16 balls

  4. Spread meatballs on baking sheet without crowding

  5. Bake 30 minutes, turning halfway through

  6. Remove from oven and in a bowl, toss meatballs with hot sauce until coated

  7. Arrange on a serving dish and garnish with parsley

  8. Serve with ranch dressing for dipping

NOTES

A melon baller works well for shaping your meatballs and keeping a uniform size. Make ahead - cook meatballs and keep refrigerated until ready to serve, then reheat in a low oven until warmed through. Toss with sauce and serve. Freeze cooked meatballs in an airtight, freezer safe container or bag for up to 2 months.


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