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Turkey Meatballs with Vegetable Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Turkey Meatballs with Vegetable Sauce

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"This quick and easy dish of meatballs in a creamy vegetable sauce tastes great over noodles or other pasta. This recipe of my grandmother's has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. You may need extra bread to sop up the yummy sauce!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs and egg. Mix well, and shape into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs until evenly brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Stir in condensed soup and evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat until meatballs are no longer pink, approximately 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 27, 2008

This was a very easy and tasty recipe. I used store bought turkey meatballs. I also added a few ingredients to the sauce like Worchestshire sauce, a bit of white wine, sauteed mushrooms and shallots and some paprika to give it a bit more homemade, less canned soup flavor. I will make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 24, 2005

Maybe it's me. I don't cook very often and I tried to improvise with this recipe to make it healthier... I think that's where I went wrong. First off, I couldn't figure out which soup to use. Is condensed veg. soup the stuff that comes with the alphabet noodles in it? Well, in any case, that's what I used. I also used 2% evaporated milk. I baked the meatballs instead of frying them. What I ended up with was really bland meatballs in an orange goopy mess. This dish is in no way pleasing to the eye. Luckily my dad will eat just about anything.. with a dash of hot sauce, he said it wasn't half bad (hence the 2 stars). I won't be making this again.


20 Ratings

Nov 17, 2010

We really loved this but I can't give it five stars because I don't think we would have liked it as it was written. I salted the meat, about a half to one teaspoon. I also added some pepper to the meat, and half of an onion, chopped very fine. I would consider at least the salt and pepper necessary. Additionally, because I didn't have vegetable soup I used a can of cream of chicken, and a can of milk, with vegetable "better than bouillon". Because the milk wasn't as thick as the soup I had to thicken the sauce with flour before serving. In the end, it was wonderful! I have to say though, that there is plenty of room for this to be yucky if you don't substitute with the right things, as some people have mentioned. Use discretion; if the soup you have doesn't seem like it would be good over noodles as a sauce, don't use it in this recipe. Also, I would suggest doing as I did and using milk and bouillon thickened with flour if you want to get away from the canned soup taste.

Oct 16, 2008

I used italian-seasoned ground turkey, and breadcrumbs made from a sundried tomato baguette. Also used a 26 ounce condensed tomato soup and added chopped fresh carrots and mildly hot peppers, and some heavy cream instead of the evaporated milk. A few changes, but the same basic guidelines, so I rate this a 4 of 5, really enjoyed it. Served it over rice. Didn't tell my husband it was canned soup until after he praised it profusely. ;)

Jun 20, 2007

If you are looking for quick easy meals, this is one you'll want to try. When I first added the condensed soup the dish had that "canned soup" taste. But the more the dish simmered, you couldn't tell that a convenience food was used in the dish.

Nov 12, 2009

This was delish! I didn't have condensed soup so I used regular and added some flour to thicken. I also used beef instead of turkey. It will certainly be going into our dinner rotation!

Mar 13, 2004

Wonderful!!!!!!!! I had never made meatballs before except one time long ago and those were a wreck. These were great and I loved the insta-sauce that goes with it!! The only thing I did different was I used a family sized can if veggie soup (26+ ounces) instead of 2 10.5 oz. cans, which made plenty of sauce.. Great recipe!!!!!!!

Oct 21, 2010

I loved the sound of this. Quick, easy and realtively nutritious, I thought. I cooked this last night for my family and ended up in tears. I have never before served them something which tasted so bad or had worse texture. I'm not just disappointed with this recipe, I am downright annoyed.


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  • Calories
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 163 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1324 mg
  • 53%

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

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