BBQ Turkey Meatballs for a Crowd (GF) is a great make-ahead entree and perfect for the upcoming holidays. These tasty meatballs freeze well and are easy to make gluten-free. Smother them with your favorite BBQ sauce, or make a batch of Grandma King’s Homemade BBQ Sauce. Either way, we think you’ll fall in love with this fabulous recipe.
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First of all, let’s take a minute to talk turkey!!!
- Easy to make.
- Freezer friendly.
- Easily feeds a crowd.
Health Benefits of Turkey:
- Rich source of protein.
- Skinless white meat is low in fat.
- Loaded with B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and zinc. Turkey is also rich in selenium, an antioxidant necessary for thyroid metabolism and boosting immunity.
- Contains tryptophan, an amino acid that triggers serotonin production and aids sleep.
- Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels.
- The meat is low-GI and can help keep insulin levels stable.
- Contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin and strengthens the immune system.
This recipe yields approximately 35 meatballs that measure approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter. BBQ Turkey Meatballs for a Crowd can also be turned into an appetizer simply by making each ball smaller. (NOTE: adjust your baking time!)
When the meatballs have baked for one hour, I remove them from the oven and drizzle Grandma King’s Homemade BBQ Sauce over top. Now, back into the oven for another 10 minutes of bake time.
Next, I sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top and turn off the oven. The final step is to place the meatballs back in the oven just long enough to let the cheese melt (approximately 5 minutes).
Unbaked BBQ Turkey Meatballs freeze well up to one month. I place the entire pan of unbaked meatballs in my freezer. Once frozen, I place them in a freezer bag or freezer container. Then I simply take a few out as needed, or bake them all at once if I am feeding a crowd.
Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s formulations and policies for gluten-free products may change at any time, therefore it’s important to always read product labels yourself and contact the manufacturer with concerns. We have found that most companies are eager to help answer your questions.
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