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Great freezer meal! | Rosemary Lemon Turkey Meatballs in Gravy- Nod to Swedish meatballs

Rosemary Lemon Turkey Meatballs in Gravy

  • Author: Chrissi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Rosemary lemon turkey meatballs simmered in a creamy gravy can be a meal served up with rice or mashed potatoes or a great holiday appetizer!


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion (grated)
  • 3 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 14oz can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, grated onion, lemon zest, rosemary, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Use hands to mix together thoroughly.
  2. Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop (approx 4 tablespoons), scoop out mixture onto palm of hand and roll lightly to form balls. Place on plate.
  3. Heat up 2 tablespoons butter and a splash of oil in a saute pan on medium high heat.
  4. Add 1/4 cup flour to the plate the meatballs are on and roll the meatballs in the flour.
  5. Brown the meatballs in batches in the hot pan and set aside once they have a good color on two sides. (they don’t have to be fully cooked)
  6. Lower the heat a bit and add the remaining flour leftover on the plate to the pan, along with the other two tablespoons butter. Cook for about a minute.
  7. Add in the wine and chicken stock, whisking any clumps out.
  8. Place the meatballs back into the sauce and simmer low for about 15-20 minutes until sauce has thickened and meatballs are fully cooked.


*serve hot over mashed potatoes, rice, or buttered noodles

  • Category: Turkey
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs
  • Calories: 346
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 78mg

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