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Swedish Meatballs with Ground Turkey

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Making Swedish meatballs with ground turkey and Greek yogurt is a great alternative to the traditional recipe. Serve them and the gravy over pasta and enjoy!

This post was sponsored by Chobani®.

These Swedish meatballs, made with ground turkey and Greek yogurt, will become a fast favorite!

You know me, I don’t meal plan.

I prefer to keep my pantry stocked with everyday essentials, and buy produce and meats based off of two things: price and what’s local and/or seasonally available.

Last week there were two things in the fridge that begged to be used: ground turkey and yogurt. Like, lots of yogurt.

Chobani reached out to me a few weeks ago after finding this old recipe where I substituted yogurt for sour cream, and asked if I’d be interested in trying their yogurt (which, of course I’ve already tried, but never in a recipe).

I said yes, and then last week two big boxes showed up, filled with fifteen thirty-two-ounce containers of Chobani yogurt.

FIFTEEN. THIRTY. TWO. OUNCE. CONTAINERS.

That’s a lot of yogurt!

With expiration dates of late-October, I think there’s plenty of time to use the yogurt.

My daughter and I both like plain yogurt mixed with honey, berries, granola, etc., and my brain is working overtime thinking about recipes that would work well with yogurt inspiration!

I’ve also wondered if I can freeze the yogurt for later, like, in the containers in which they came. It’d be unfortunate to have exploding yogurt in my deep freezer chest

These Swedish meatballs, made with ground turkey and Greek yogurt, will become a fast favorite!

In the meantime, I decided to use some of the yogurt to make a twist on a classic, and these Swedish meatballs—made with ground turkey and Greek yogurt—are sure to become a fast favorite!

These Swedish meatballs, made with ground turkey and Greek yogurt, will become a fast favorite!

Here are some kitchen tools I used to make Swedish meatballs with turkey:

Making Swedish meatballs with ground turkey and Greek yogurt is a great alternative to the traditional recipe. Serve them and the gravy over pasta and enjoy!

Swedish Meatballs with Ground Turkey

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These Swedish meatballs with ground turkey will become a fast favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 slice wheat bread (torn in little pieces)
  • 1/8 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (+ a pinch)
  • 1 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 stick salted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup plain Chobani Greek Yogurt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Saute the onions with olive oil over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until they're soft and translucent.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the turkey, bread pieces, milk, sea salt, egg yolks, allspice, nutmeg and cooked onions.
  • Make meatballs using approximately 2 tablespoons of the turkey mixture for each, and place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes, give them a turn, and continue baking them for another 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 170°F.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter over medium heat in a medium sauce pan.
  • Once it's melted and foamy, whisk in the flour and let it cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour the beef broth in all at once, increase the heat to bring it to a boil, and then let it simmer, whisking occasionally until the sauce is thick and bubbly. Whisk in the Greek yogurt.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce and let them simmer, covered, over low-medium heat while you make pasta.
  • Serve over pasta.

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Making Swedish meatballs with ground turkey and Greek yogurt is a great alternative to the traditional recipe. Serve them and the gravy over pasta and enjoy! Making Swedish meatballs with ground turkey and Greek yogurt is a great alternative to the traditional recipe. Serve them and the gravy over pasta and enjoy!

Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for a third tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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