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Spiced Baked Turkey Meatballs | brightrootskitchen.com

Spiced Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked turkey meatballs studded with a mix of cinnamon, curry and golden raisins and covered in a sweet glaze. The perfect 30 minute dinner for busy nights.
Course Main Course
Keyword baked meatballs, baked turkey meatballs, glazed meatballs, meatball dinner ideas, meatball recipe, moroccan meatballs, turkey meatball recipe, turkey meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


Turkey Meatballs

  • 16 oz ground turkey
  • 1 sweet onion small, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots finely grated
  • 1/4 cup canned tomato sauce unflavored
  • 1/8 cup golden raisins chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Meatball glaze

  • 1/3 cup mango chutney or jam
  • 2 tbsp canned tomato sauce unflavored

Cabbage Slaw

  • 2 cups cabbage blend pre-chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat a skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, chopped onion and grated carrots to skillet. cook 3-5 minutes until onions are tender and carrots have softened.
  • In a large bowl mix together ground turkey, tomato sauce, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, curry, salt and pepper. Add in onion and carrot mixture and stir together until evenly mixed. Form 18-20 meatballs and place them on a lined baking sheet. Tip: If your hands get sticky from the meat mixture, wash them and keep them slightly wet. If your hands are wet, you'll get mess-free, perfectly round meatballs.
  • Bake meatballs 8-10 minutes. Tip: Cut a meatball open to ensure that it's not raw in the middle. If it's slightly under cooked bake an extra 1-2 minutes until fully cooked through.
  • Put meatballs in a bowl and pour meatball drippings into a separate small bowl. Stir in mango chutney and 2 tbsp of tomato sauce. Microwave for 1 minute. Toss meatballs in sauce.
  • Optional Slaw: Combine cabbage, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper in bowl. Toss together until evenly blended. If you are making pitas, smear the inside with your favorite hummus, then fill with slaw and meatballs.