Lyndsie's Dr. Pepper® Meatballs Recipe -
Lyndsie's Dr. Pepper(R) Meatballs Recipe

Lyndsie's Dr. Pepper® Meatballs

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"Delicious meatballs baked in a flavorful Dr. Pepper sauce."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place the turkey, egg, bread crumbs, ranch dressing mix, and 1 tablespoon of the Worcestershire sauce into a mixing bowl along with 3 tablespoons of the minced onion, and 3 tablespoons of the minced bell pepper. Set the remaining onion and bell pepper aside. Form the turkey mixture into 2 inch meatballs, and place into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. While the meatballs are baking, stir the remaining onion and bell pepper in a bowl along with the Dr. Pepper®, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, diced tomatoes, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Once the meatballs have cooked for 15 minutes, remove them from the oven and pour the sauce overtop. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and return to the oven.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking 15 minutes more. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 15 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2009

Wow! This is good! I followed the recipe except I left out the bell pepper since I didn't have any, and I used dried minced onions (too lazy today to chop onions today). My package of ground turkey was 1.25lbs and I made 15 meatballs. When I added the sauce, I spooned some on each meatball, and I flipped them over when baking was done before letting them rest. I also resisted the urge to just put in the whole can of diced tomatoes and measured out 1 cup as written. Yum!! You can't taste the Dr. Pepper and I bet you'd get the same result with Coke, too. I served them over rice and fresh broccoli. Everyone loved them!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2012

I used fresh bread crumbs in the meatballs and homemade ranch dressing mix. I did not add the extra salt in the sauce. I'm sure this could be a good recipe with some doctoring--as is, we didn't care for it.


50 Ratings

Sep 08, 2009

Yum Yum Yum!!! This recipe was great, loved the flavor it gave. The only thing I did diffrent was brown mine in a pan and place in a crock pot, all the ingredients stayed the same, and this was delicious. Will def do again, thank you for the recipe! :)

Apr 06, 2009

This was really good. Served it with white rice and everyone gobbled it up. My neighbor called for the recipe because her kids told her how much they liked it! Added this to our regular menu.

Jul 30, 2009

I have to be honest, I cannot taste the Dr.Pepper.That being said, the meatballs Rocked! I liked the sauce too. My son said this dish tasted like my meatloaf without the vegies. I even add extra soda to sauce,to try and "DR" up the flavor, didn't help. I like making it, easy and I made 3 lbs of meatballs,used 1/2 for tonight and will make meatloaf out of the rest some other day. Thank You Lyndsie these were fun!

Dec 28, 2010

The meatballs in this recipe were good, but the sauce was not. We did not like the flavor. The combination of the Dr. Pepper and tomato created a cinnamon taste that was unappealing.

Apr 09, 2009

I made the recipe exactly as written and loved, loved, loved the sauce. But...the meatballs were way too mushy for our tastes. I will certainly make the sauce again but will use my regular turkey meatball recipe instead. Note...there must have been some kind of Dr. Pepper shortage in our area. 2 major supermarkets were out and the mini mart I finally went to had only one 20 oz bottle.

Aug 28, 2009

Surprisingly my kids found this too sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 1145 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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