Orange & Port Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Orange & Port Glazed Turkey Meatballs

  • Makes 44 meatballs
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Cook Time 25 min


  • 4 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries , finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme or 1/8 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 Tbsp. port wine or grape juice
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)


  1. Melt 2 tablespoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook onion and celery, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  2. Combine ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, cranberries, onion mixture, thyme, salt and pepper in medium bowl; shape into 44 (1- inch) meatballs.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon Spread in same skillet and brown 1/2 of the meatballs over medium heat, turning frequently, 7 minutes or until golden brown and almost cooked. Remove meatballs and set aside; repeat with remaining Spread and meatballs. Return meatballs to skillet, then stir in marmalade blended with port, vinegar and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat, stirring gently, 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened and meatballs are cooked.

TIP: Can make meatball mixture up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate. They'll be easier to shape if very cold.

Cost per recipe*: $5.09.

Cost per meatball*: $0.12.

*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Serving Size per 4-meatball serving Servings Per Container Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Serving Size per 4-meatball serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Total Carbs 15 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 9 g
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Vitamin A 6 %