Healthy Turkey Balls in a Rich Cream Sauce

Makes 8 meatballs and serves 3-4 people.


For the meatballs:

  • Turkey mince, 800 g
  • Eggs, 2
  • Wholemeal bread, 4 slices
  • Onion, red, 1 medium
  • Fresh parsley, handful, chopped finely
  • Salt & pepper

For the sauce:

  • Cream, 150 mL
  • Butter, 3 heaped tbsp
  • White wine 100 mL
  • Veg stock, 300 mL
  • Cornflour, 2 tbsp
  • Mushrooms, 1/2 punnet, chopped into quarters
  • Garlic cloves, 3
  • Onion, red, 1 medium
  • Lime juice, 1/2 lime
  • Parsley, handful, chopped
  • Salt & pepper

Serve with:

Sweet potato fries and/or rice


  1. Start with the meatballs by combining all ingredients into a mixing bowl. After washing your hands thoroughly, mix and press all ingredients together. Separate the mixture into 8 portions. Dipping your hands into water between each balls, roll the balls into a smooth, even-sized shape.
  2. Add the balls to an oiled pan and cook for 10 mins until golden brown. Roll the balls around the pan or turn them frequently to prevent burning. Leave aside for now.
  3. Begin the sauce mixture by frying off the chopped onion and garlic for 5 mins. Add the chopped mushroom until they have cooked through and reduced in size.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients for the sauce and mix well. Cook for 5 mins to allow the sauce to reduce.
  5. Add the balls to the pan containing the sauce. Place the lid over the pan and bring it down to low heat. Leave the balls to simmer in the sauce and for the sauce to reduce for another 10 minutes.
  6. This is lovely served with some rice or some seasoned sweet potato fries as seen in my recipe reel. To included these in some healthier meal prep. Just recreate the turkey meatballs using a lower calorie sauce.

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