Best Porcupine Turkey Meatballs

 

Porcupine (turkey & rice) Meatballs

These delicious meatballs are not in the same category of regular Italian meatballs that go great with spaghetti (although these could.) Porcupine meatballs are in more of a comfort food/ meatloaf category. If you like, you could serve them with pasta, regular egg noodles, or (the way we prefer them) with mashed potatoes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lg, egg
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 TBS Parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. rice
  • 1/4 c. green pepper diced
  • 1/4 c. onion diced
  • 2 TBS breadcrumbs Italian
  • 1 TBS ketchup
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c. water

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a jellyroll baking sheet with a non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, whip the egg,mix in ground turkey, garlic, Parmesan cheese, rice, green pepper, onion, breadcrumbs, and  ketchup. Stir until well combined.
  • Next, scoop mixture into meatballs using a ¼ c. scoop and then place on the  prepared baking sheet. This should make 15 meatballs (or 1 meatloaf.)
  • This first bake is for 25 min. 
  • After the first 25 min. turn each meatball over and bake for another 25 min.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan warm up tomato soup, brown sugar, water and , Worcestershire sauce for the gravy.
  • Finally, remove from oven and serve with mashed potatoes and gravy. Enjoy. 

 

Creamy Turkey Sausage Zucchini Bake

Pure low carb guiltless comfort food that can be served as a main entree or side dish. This casserole freezes well.

Creamy Turkey Sausage Zucchini Bake

This casserole is a savory blend of turkey sausage, zucchini, and a creamy sauce. The topping is not necessary.  However if you do prefer something crispy (but low carb)- crushed pork rinds work  well!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12 oz. tube turkey sausage
  • 4 6-8" zucchinis
  • 1/2 c. onion coarsely chopped in bite-size pieces
  • 10.5 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2 c. crushed crackers, chips, or pork rinds not necessary, only if desired
  • 2 tbs melted butter only if crispy making with topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 2qt. baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  •  In a 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until brown. 
  • Slice zucchinis and onion into bite size pieces and add to skillet with turkey. Drain off excess fat. 
  • In a large bowl, combine soup and sour cream. Fold in sausage, zucchini, onion mixture.
  • Spread sausage mixture in prepared baking dish. Bake, covered for 15 minutes. Uncover and add crushed topping, drizzle with butter and bake for 15 minutes more to crisp topping.