Turkey & Feta Meatballs With Simple Cherry Tomato Sauce

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"A friend found this recipe on the Ingham's site, she has made them and said the family loved them. Stuffed with a cheesy filling they did look wonderful and tasty. A different way with meatballs and turkey. I am posting here to try them, as I have not made them yet, although they have been tested by some-one else with rave reviews."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (432.2 g)
  • Calories 736.4
  • Total Fat - 47.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 146.1 mg
  • Sodium - 883.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 10.8 g
  • Protein - 47 g
  • Calcium - 452.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine the turkey mince, onion, half the garlic, egg, buttermilk, tomato paste, Parmesan and basil leaves in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly then season with salt and pepper. Add the smoky tomato sauce and breadcrumbs then stir well & divide into 30 pieces.

Step 2

Place a piece of feta on each meatball, then wrap with the meat mixture, sealing well.

Step 3

Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan over a moderate heat and fry the meatballs for 8 minutes, turning several times, until browned. Add the tomatoes, vinegar and sugar, then season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Serve with small basil leaves.

Tips & Variations

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Crazy Good! One of the BEST meatballs and sauce I’ve had in a long time. From the feta stuffed meatballs to the sauce, it is an absolute plate licking meal. Because I used about half a can of the smoky tomato sauce in the meatballs (otherwise known in the US as “fire roasted” sauce), I added the extra to the sauce and also added fresh garden tomatoes along with the can of the cherry tomatoes called for in the recipe, this helped to increase the amount for the family. I also used additional basil and garlic because I just can’t help myself. This is going right into the top of the list in my BEST OF file. Thanks, Tisme, for again sharing one that makes it into this file. Made it for Pick Me and What’s on the Menu tag games.

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(29 Sep 2021)