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Baked Apple Cheddar Turkey Meatballs

Healthy baked turkey meatballs with a twist! Tangy granny smith apples and melty cheddar cheese make these meatballs extra flavorful and fun.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crockpot Apple Cheddar Turkey Meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal


  • 1 medium apple, Granny Smith
  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Serve With

  • 4 cup green beans
  • 4 ounce macaroni pasta, dry
  • 2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 2 medium apple


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash and shred Granny Smith apple; squeeze out any excess liquid.
  • Add grated apple, turkey, egg, salt, pepper, onion powder, and cheese to a large bowl. Mix well. (Your hands work best!)
  • Make golf-ball sized meatballs and drop them onto a parchment-paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through and browning on top.
  • Before eating, steam green beans, cook pasta according to package, and heat pasta sauce. Core remaining apples and cut into slices.
  • Top pasta with sauce and meatballs. Serve green beans and sliced apples on the side.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 859mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 26g