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Tender Turkey Swedish Meatballs

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Perfectly tender, flavorful Swedish Meatballs are a classic family favorite! The flavors of basil, paprika, thyme and garlic with Worcestershire sauce and Dijon Mustard make these ground turkey meatballs the perfect savory dinner dish.

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1½ pounds Jennie-O® Lean Ground Turkey
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
cup Italian breadcrumbs
½ cup chopped white onion, divided
1 egg
2 tablespoons dried basil, divided
1½ teaspoons black pepper, divided
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon ground thyme
¾ teaspoon sea salt, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1½ cups beef broth
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
¼ cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In large bowl combine turkey, ¼ cup parmesan, breadcrumbs, ¼ cup onion, egg, 1 tablespoon basil, 1 teaspoon pepper, paprika, thyme and ¼ teaspoon salt. Mix well. Form into large meatballs.

  2. In large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Sear meatballs 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan.

  3. In the same skillet, add garlic and remaining onion. Cook 4 minutes. Pour in beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder and remaining basil, salt and black pepper.

  4. Return meatballs to skillet. Cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes or until meatballs are golden brown and cooked throughout. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.

  5. In small bowl combine cornstarch and water. Stir into skillet. Let mixture thicken. Add cream and remaining parmesan. ook 3 to 5 minutes.