recipe – turkey tofu meatballs

Whew! What a week we are having at runhers! We are in full-swing with the Princess Run and Little Dude Dash. Let me say, this is going to be one cool event for the kiddos and families! The festival is going to be so much fun. We really hope to see you out there on April 1! If you would like any information about the event or want to get involved, shoot me an email at You can also jump over to!

This week’s recipe is unique. I am getting away from the slow cooker with the warm weather outside. I will still incorporate them in now and again, however, I wanted to try something completely new! Ever heard of Turkey Tofu Meatballs? Yeah, I hadn’t either. I made them Sunday night, and oh my goodness, they were delish! I came across this recipe online, courtesy of House Foods America. The grocery store was out of ground turkey so I used ground chicken breast instead. You could go pork or beef, whatever your preference. Even if you are not a fan of tofu you should give them a try. The texture is awesome!

Turkey Tofu Meatballs
From House Foods America

1 (14 oz) House Foods Premium or Organic Firm tofu, drained
1.25 lb lean ground turkey (93/7)
1 cup crisp rice cereal, crushed finely (I used crackers)
1 TBSP kosher salt (I didn’t use that much)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 TBSP dried minced onion
1 tsp sage

In a blender, mix all ingredients except turkey. Combine tofu mix with ground turkey and roll into 2″ balls and place on cookie sheet covered in foil. Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Makes 28 balls. Serves 4-6

Serve meatballs with cranberry sauce (1 can whole berry cranberry sauce and 1 cup barbecue sauce, microwave for 3 minutes on high), pesto or your favorite spaghetti sauce.

There are so many ways to enjoy meatballs, from Italian style to Japanese to barbecue. You could also add fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley, or cheese into the meatball mixture. Use this as a base for your favorite flavors. The leftovers will make a great sandwich for lunch the next day. I know they sound weird, but give them a try! Then let me know what you think.

Live. Life. Beautifully.

Staci Patton

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