Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs

These Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs will have everyone guessing what that unique flavor is. A great appetizer for game day!

peanut butter turkey meatballs

I realize that Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs does not sound very appetizing but you need to trust me on this one. They are superb! The first time I made them I did not tell my guests what kind of meatballs they were.

Almost all of them asked me what it was they were tasting. Nobody could tell it was peanut butter. After I told them they all realized what the mystery flavor was.

peanut butter turkey meatballs
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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

While optional, I like to have my meatballs rest in the fridge for a few hours before cooking so all the flavors can blend nicely together. Totally optional though. Either way, these meatballs will be the star of the party!

peanut butter turkey meatballs

An added benefit of this meatball recipe is that it can be served hot or cold. Having made these meatballs several times, I actually prefer them no more than room temperature. Some of my guests prefer them hot. Your choice!

peanut butter turkey meatballs

I almost always serve these meatballs with a side of Thai Peanut Sauce but have noticed that most of my guests don’t use or want a dipping sauce at all. I guess it depends on just how much peanut butter flavor you want.

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Optionally serve with Peanut Sauce

You will need the following ingredients to make this Peanut Butter Turkey Meatball recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Ground Turkey – as lean as possible
  • Peanut Butter – I like to use creamy peanut butter
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Ginger Root
  • Soy Sauce
  • Cooking oil
  1. In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, peanut butter, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
  2. Roll into 1-inch meatballs. Cook in oil in the frying pan until browned or bake at 375°F for 15 minutes.
    peanut butter turkey meatballs
  3. Regardless of the cooking method, the center of the meatballs should be at least 165F.
  4. Optionally serve with a side of delicious peanut sauce.

Printable Recipe Card

peanut butter meatballs

Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs

These Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs will have everyone guessing what that unique flavor is. A great appetizer for game day!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Meatballs
Calories 64 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, finely minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, peanut butter, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
  • Roll into 1-inch meatballs. Cook in oil in the frying pan until browned or bake at 375F for 15 minutes.
  • Regardless of the cooking method, the center of the meatballs should be at least 165F.
  • Optionally serve with a side of delicious peanut sauce.

Notes

Make sure the internal temperature of the meatballs are at least 165F.

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 10gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 134mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. G-Ma says:

    I would never have thought that adding peanut butter to meat balls. I love peanut butter, but I figured not in meat. I made these for a family dinner and they were delicious. There is just a hint of the peanut butter, but just enough to keep the balls moist, but not over powering. Was a great hit and will definitely make them again.