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Prego® Porcupine Meatballs

"Rice-studded turkey meatballs simmer to tenderness in Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce."
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35 m servings 498 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Calories:
  • 498 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.7g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 725 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Thoroughly mix the turkey, rice, egg, oregano, garlic powder and black pepper in a large bowl. Shape the mixture firmly into 25 meatballs.
  2. Heat the sauce in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.


  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a Caesar salad and sauteed broccoli rabe with garlic or broccoli flowerets. For dessert serve oatmeal raisin cookies.

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  1. 42 Ratings

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This was delicious! I saw the other reviewer gave this recipe only 4 stars because after cooking for 40 minutes the "rice was still hard and undercooked". The recipe calls for cooked rice so n...

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I followed the recipe's ingredient list exactly and there is little flavor to the meatballs - the only flavor was the sauce. The meatballs had little flavor. The one thing I did change was to p...

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This was delicious! I saw the other reviewer gave this recipe only 4 stars because after cooking for 40 minutes the "rice was still hard and undercooked". The recipe calls for cooked rice so n...

i made this tonight, most of the family enjoyed it. since i have young (picky!) children, i changed it a bit. i made the meatballs and baked them in a 350 oven for about 25 minutes and skipped...

We loved these meatballs! The turkey stayed moist and tender, and cooked just right simmering on low for 20 minutes. I sauteed the rice with butter and onion, before adding the water and a bee...

excellent. Have made this many times and the entire family loves them. The only thing I suggest to change is cook the meatballs separately. Once they are mostly cooked thru, add the sauce and co...

I thought these were great. My family enjoyed them too. The only problem I had was that I couldn't tell if the meatballs had cooked all the way through because of the sauce. They were tasty a...

Tasted great. Wasn't sure if I was supposed to cook the rice or what, but I did so next time I might use crumbs instead, the rice made the meat fall apart. I won't cook it w/ the sauce either, s...

Too much rice, but the meatballs are delicious. I always experiment with different spices. I'll perfect it eventually.

I have to give this recipe a five star review.. they were perfect! I have to admit that I didn't pay attention to all instructions and didn't notice it said COOKED rice (as I assume other review...

My kids love these meatballs! This is my go-to recipe for a quick and easy dish that is also very inexpensive. The flavor is excellent. I have also tried it with ground turkey sausage and omi...