Apple Cheddar Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs…….so easy to make, and so yummy to eat! Such a simple food……but it doesn’t have to be! This recipe is a new take on meatballs….. not just plain ole beef! Its a nice change….and I’m finding that giving up red meat was easier then i thought…and I’ve kind of just stuck with it. I don’t think it likes me much anyways! LOL! Ground turkey is a much healthier alternative….and did you know that turkey has just as much iron in it as red meat?! Chicken doesn’t have iron, but turkey…. yes! So…. I’ve just been swapping out the beef for turkey, and its fabulous! These meatballs are a great example, throw in some apple and some sharp cheddar (my splurge for the week!) and they are soooooo tasty! Even reheated…not that there will be any left! I decided after making an entire pan of meatballs and still having some meat mixture leftover, to just put it in the fridge, and the next day I made it into patties and grilled them up on the George Foreman…..SO so soooooo good! So, I guess what I’m sayin is that this recipe makes great burgers too! Either way you wanna dish it…..this ones a keeper! Enjoy! 🙂

Apple-Cheddar Turkey Meatballs (Printable Version)

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 egg
1 medium apple, peeled and minced
½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder

In a large bowl or kitchenaide mixer, combine all ingredients. Using a cookie scoop, shape into balls, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes, or until temperature reaches 180 F or higher.



  1. These sound great! Simple and delicious 🙂

    • NutMeg Said:

      Thanks! They’re great as burgers too! 🙂

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