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.
🥜 Nut Allergies
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!
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!
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.
For more great recipes with Peanut Butter, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ground Turkey, Peanut Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Garlic Cloves, Fresh Ginger Root, Soy Sauce and Cooking oil.
🥣 How do I make Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs
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 375°F 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.
Peanut Butter Turkey Meatballs
- 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
- 2 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger, finely minced
- 1 ½ tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Cooking oil
- 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.
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.
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.