Glazed Meatballs

Turkey Apple Meat Balls with Spinach and Balsamic Glaze copyIs it Thanksgiving yet?

Thanksgiving is my holiday to host each year, and I have so much fun planning the menu and preparing the feast. Appetizers are as important as the main course, in my opinion. The small, savory pre-dinner dishes are often the most delicious bites of the evening.

Holiday appetizer are awesome because you can be creative, inventive and non-traditional without ruffling anyone’s feathers. When it comes to the holiday dinner mainstays, we don’t have as much freedom!

This recipe for Apple Turkey Meatballs with Balsamic Glaze is the perfect appetizer. Serve with toothpicks on a bed of fresh baby arugula. It’s also just as perfect as a main dish, served over individual salads for dinner. Or as a snack. Or as lunch. You get the picture…

However and whenever you serve up these sweet-tangy meatballs I hope that you and your taste buds enjoy them as much as I do 🙂

Turkey Apple Meat Balls
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves 6

Here’s what you need for the Meat Balls:
For the Glaze:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a casserole pan.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, garlic and onion. Sauté for 4 minutes, until soft. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Add the remaining meatball ingredients and mix well. Form golf ball sized meatballs and place in a single layer on the prepared casserole pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, wipe out the skillet, add the glaze ingredients and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. After removing the meatballs from the oven, place in a single layer in the skillet with the glaze. Coat all sides of each meatball, cooking over low heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the skillet and serve warm. Enjoy!

Calories: 243     Fat: 7     Carbohydrates: 28     Sodium: 199     Fiber: 2     Protein: 16    

Turkey Apple Meat Balls with Spinach and Balsamic Glaze copy


  • Casey October 5, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Diana! Do you think the meatballs would be good without apple and without the glaze?

    Thank you for your response!

    • Diana October 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Casey, it wouldn’t be as tender, moist and flavorful without the apple and glaze, but it would still work. Happy Cooking!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: