Turkey Meatball Casserole Recipe

Kathryn Vera
Turkey Meatball Casserole

Low-fat ground turkey breast and vitamin-rich broccoli make this casserole a nutrient-dense meal for adventurous eaters. Make the meatballs yourself to use in the casserole for a truly home cooked taste.

How to Make Turkey Meatball Casserole

Make the meatballs the day before to save prep time. Alternatively, substitute your favorite pre-cooked turkey meatballs from the frozen food section. The final casserole has about six servings.

Casserole Ingredients

  • 1 batch low-fat turkey meatballs (recipe below)
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 package (12 ounces) wild rice mix
  • 1 can (8 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Casserole Assembly and Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook wild rice according to package instructions.
  3. Combine turkey meatballs, broccoli, cream of mushroom soup, and wild rice.
  4. Put the casserole mix into a cast iron skillet for cooking and a unique presentation.
  5. Sprinkle Swiss and Parmesan cheeses over the top of casserole mixture.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden.

Low-Fat Turkey Meatball Recipe

This recipe will yield approximately 30 meatballs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey breast
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. Combine ground turkey breast, garlic, onion, parsley, salt, black pepper, oregano, egg, and dry breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl. Make sure all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  2. Shape ground turkey mixture into meatballs, approximately one-inch in size.
  3. Grease a large cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray or vegetable oil. Working in batches, cook the meatballs over medium-high heat for five to six minutes, or until browned all the way through.
  4. Incorporate meatballs into the recipe.

Compliments to the Chef!

Planning tasty, nutritious dinners can sometimes be a challenge. This turkey meatball casserole is not only delicious, but is unique and visually appealing -- making it a great choice for casual weeknights or classy dinner parties!

Turkey Meatball Casserole Recipe