Plum Good Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are baked instead of fried to make them lower in fat. Your guests will love these Plum Good Turkey Meatballs as a cocktail nibble with Cajun Prune Barbecue Sauce.

Servings: 4
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  • No-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Prune Puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Prepared pasta sauce and cooked spaghetti (optional) or Cajun Prune Barbecue Sauce (optional)


Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Form mixture into 20 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs. (For best flavor and appearance, form and cook meatballs immediately after mixing meat mixture.) Place meatballs on baking sheet; bake 18 to 22 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until no longer pink in centers and juices show no pink color.

Serve Plum Good Turkey Meatballs as a main dish with your favorite pasta sauce and spaghetti or as an appetizer with Cajun Prune Barbecue Sauce for dipping.

Prune Purée

In a food processor container, combine 2/3 cup (4 ounces) pitted prunes and 3 tablespoons water; process on and off until finely chopped (makes 1/2 cup).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 207
  • Percent Calories From Fat49%
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Sodium 760 mg
  • Cholesterol 139 mg
  • Carbohydrate 3 g
  • Potassium 305 mg