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Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy from Lemony Thyme

We’ve made this dish so often that frankly I’ve taken for granted how good it is.  Now that school is back in session the talk around the office has changed from backyard BBQ’s and poolside picnics to family friendly weeknight meals.  These Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy are simple and delicious.

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We learned a long time ago that the secret to making ground turkey taste so good is some seasoning love.  The meatball mixture will be soft, so treat them gently when pan browning.  They’ll finish cooking in the amazing mushroom gravy.  You’ll definitely want a side of Herbed Mashed Potatoes or rice to serve with this dish.  Enjoy!

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Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the meatballs…

  • 1 ~ 1 1/4 lb. pkg. ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For the mushroom gravy…

  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbl. fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 2 Tbl. flour
  • salt & freshly cracked pepper

Instructions
 

For the meatballs…

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, except turkey. Then add turkey and mix just until incorporated. Do not overwork. Roll into meatballs, about 1 1/2-inches in diameter and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until meatballs are firm.

For the mushroom gravy…

  • To same skillet add 1 Tbl. butter, sliced mushrooms, and shallots and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add the fresh thyme and cook an additional minute. Dust mixture with flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. The mixture will be thick. Gradually stir in broth 1/2 cup at a time, allowing mixture to come to a boil in between each addition. Add more broth until desired thickness is achieved. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Return meatballs to gravy, reduce heat to low, and allow to braise until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes or rice with fresh parsley to garnish.