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Turkey meatballs with cranberry chutney atop the meatballs.

Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Chutney

Delicious turkey meatballs are paired with this flavorful and easy to make cranberry chutney. Whether you're making this for dinner or as an appetizer, everyone is bound to love it!
prep time 10 mins
cook time 30 mins
total time 40 mins
servings: 28 meatballs
calories: 69kcal
author: Salt & Baker


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs

Cranberry Chutney

  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


Turkey Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl, mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Shape into 28-30 1-inch meatballs.* Place meatballs on the baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. Serve with cranberry chutney.

Cranberry Chutney

  •  In a skillet over medium heat add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is shimmering add the shallots, ginger, and mustard seeds. Cook until the shallot has softened, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the cranberries, sugar, water, and orange zest. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, once it begins to boil reduce the heat to low and simmer. Cook until the cranberries have broken down and the mixture has thickened about 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Note, the cranberries will begin to "pop."
  • Remove from cranberry chutney from the heat and stir in the cider vinegar. 
  • Serve the sauce with the turkey meatballs.


*I use a small cookie scoop to portion out the meatballs. I'll scoop the meatballs, then go back and roll each of them so that they're all nice and round. Makes it so much faster!
Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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