Turkey meatballs, a creamy mushroom sauce and awesome bakeware?! Find out more with today's post!
I feel I am talking about my daughter a lot lately, but as she gets older the more her personality shines through. She has always been an interesting child, making life REALLY easy for mommy and daddy (I refuse to have more kids because I know the next one would be the ax murderer!) I try to keep her busy and introduce her to everything I enjoy. While she may not enjoy everything I do (and that is okay with me,) she does like helping in the kitchen and I absolutely love that!
Today's turkey meatballs in a creamy portobello mushroom sauce were made using the 4-piece CW by CorningWare Bakeware Set. Let me tell you, when these showed up in the mail I was super stoked! Of course everyone notices the colors (and they truly are beautiful) but what I liked most was the diversity in shape and size among the pans. My favorite would probably be the purple bakeware because of its length, but shallow depth. Almost like a baking pan but still has those rounded sides to hold in food. In this case, I knew I would be roasting some juicy portobello mushrooms on the pan!
Now, when it comes to family dinner, we are all over the place here. Mr. TCW and kiddo eat just about anything, but with my vegetarian diet I am often left making multiple meals. Thankfully they both enjoy vegetarian meals so many times we go meat-free here. However, there are days where I am left cooking for hours and while I generally do not mind, there are those times I want to relax! I found this bakeware set helped a lot because I was able to cook the meatballs in one pan, and the mushrooms in the other, leaving me with some "beefy" portobellos for a pasta sauce! Win-win all around! Plus, we are all about saving money here so using ground turkey instead of ground beef is cost effective and healthier. UPDATE: I have changed up the recipe so that I cook the mushrooms with the meatballs to save time, however, you can still roast them separately if preferred!
It is funny making recipes like these turkey meatballs with my daughter. The first time I made them, I turned the whole batch into meatballs. I packed them for her lunch the following day and when I picked her up I was greeted with "you did not pack me burgers!" No, no I did not. I made meatballs, but don't worry, they are like mini hamburgers. "No, they are not!" Sigh, I tried to argue, but you don't win with a 4 year old. The second time I made them, I made half the ground meat into turkey meatballs, and the other half into turkey burgers. And you know what? She ate those burgers for days with no complaints!! Personally, I laughed when I was cutting them up for her lunch because I was basically reducing them to meatballs again but like I said, no arguing...
Turkey Meatballs in a Creamy Portobello Mushroom Sauce
These meatballs are so juicy, and pack a lot of flavor! You may have to cook the meatballs in two separate pans and then combine them when it comes time to add the sauce!
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- ½ small red onion, diced
- ½ small red pepper, diced
- 1 small carrot, grated
- ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 ½ tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ tsp. cayenne powder
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard
- 1 cup breadcrumbs (I did a mix of Italian-style and Panko)
- 4 large portobello mushrooms (about 1 ½ lbs)
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ tsp. ground thyme
- 1 ⅓ cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- ⅔ cup white wine (or use more broth here!)
- ¼ tsp. cayenne powder
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Toss all the mushroom ingredients together until nicely coated, adding more oil if necessary.
- Place all the meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix until JUST combined. This is important. You do not want to over work your meat or you will have tough meatballs. Measure out 1 tablespoon-sized portions and roll into balls. Place into bakeware and continue rolling until no mixture remains (you may have to work in two batches.)
- Pour mushrooms over top and place into oven. Cook for 15 minutes. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over top of the meatballs. Return to oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Serve with shaved Parmesan cheese and parsley if desired!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 449Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g
This is a sponsored post. I was fortunate enough to receive products and monetary compensation from World Kitchen. Though products were received, all opinions are my own and I would not recommend a product that I did not enjoy.
I would make Salsa Chicken.
These sound fantastic! Pinning this to try next time I want meatballs!!!
Paula - bell'alimento
This is perfect party food. I've got my toothpicks with fringe all ready for them!
Haha, I wish I had some fancy toothpicks for this very reason!
I love the portobello mushroom sauce. Sounds like the perfect combo with meatballs, and I love that you used turkey to make it a lighter fare.
I use this portobello mushroom sauce for many meals and it always makes the dish 🙂
I would cook some mac and cheese!
Oh my gosh ... you've taken all my favorite things and put them into one recipe! Love it!
And those dishes truly are beautiful ... entering the giveaway now!
I hope you win, Kimberly!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens
The creamy mushroom sauce sounds absolutely TO DIE FOR, and I love that you used lighter turkey meatballs. And what a great idea to serve the mushroom sauce over pasta - so adaptable for households where some family members are vegetarians! One of my dearest friends is the only vegetarian in her household, and I know she struggles with making meals that are adaptable and acceptable for everyone - this recipe is just the kind of idea families like that need!
Sometimes it is just too much cooking a whole bunch of meals. I honestly love making meals like this that require just a little bit extra work, but rewards you with two meals!
I would bake my husbands favourite dish, fiesta taco casserole.
These CorningWare dishes are so cute! I had no idea they came in so many cute colors! These meatballs look great too. Love the creamy mushroom sauce...yum!
Me either! I have my classic green one but love the new additions in my pantry 🙂
Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)
How fortuitous as I have been perusing Pinterest today for mushroom sauce recipes for use on pasta tonight! And looky here! I think the mushroom sauce recipe will work perfectly, thank you very much! :o)
Gorgeous bakeware and those meatballs look fantastic!! I would make my Thanksgiving Day Sour Dough Stuffing in it, so pretty!
Wow, that stuffing sounds amazing! Send it my way 🙂
I'd make spaghetti squash casserole
I'd bake a lasagne.
I'd make my famous cheesy chicken bake!
That sauce sounds fantastic!!
It is my favourite!
i would use it to make scalloped potatoes first
I would make bread pudding.
A great party main menu or as an appetizer #yum I am ready for the feast
Joanie @ Zagleft
What beautiful bakeware! I love the colors. I think it's wonderful that your daughter likes to join you in the kitchen. My daughter does the same and it's fun. These meatballs look and sound wonderful, I know my daughter would love them.
It truly is rewarding having them in the kitchen 🙂
I would make a big batch of bread pudding. Thanks for the giveaway!
You are very welcome!
That sauce sounds great.
Definitely a favourite here 🙂
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
Oh my goodness - I love the flavors you have going on... looks fantastic!
I would send some to you, Deb!
My homemade chicken pot pie.
A lasagna! 🙂
I would bake a tomato and zucchini casserole.
I would make a pasta bake
I would make Lasagne
Both sound amazing to me 🙂
I would make Sweet & Sour Meatballs.
I would make pumpkin spice baked french toast casserole.
I would make lasagna.
I think we would make a veggie lasagna first - so yummy
I would bake a lasagna!
I love it,,and I would first bake a delicious lasagna!!
This is totally my kind of dinner! I love portobello mushrooms...and meatballs...so I'm definitely sold!
How can you go wrong here?! Haha.
Beautiful CorningWare collection! I would first make lasagna.
Oven Fried Rice with chicken and lots of vegetables.
I would make Shepherd's Pie!
I would make my favourite party pasta recipe! It feeds a great crowd 🙂
I would use it to bake casseroles and lasagna and all kin d of stuff!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
This is unlike any meatball recipe I've seen. I just love how unique it is, and that portobello mushroom sauce is to die for!
Thank you, Renee!
id make chicken and rice
I would make a broccoli casserole.
I would make roasted root veggies!
I would cook the turkey at Christmas!
I would make scalloped potatoes
The first thing I would cook would be Potatoes au Gratin....a family favorite.
I would totally make this recipe in that beautiful Corningware, looks so yummy!
I would love to make my squash casserole!
I would make an apple crisp!
I would bake swiss cheese chicken with egg noodles.
I would bake my Stuffed Green Peppers
I would make Chicken and Rice or Lasagna in this pan.
Amanda | The Chunky Chef
WOW that portobello mushroom sauce is making me drool!! Beautiful bakeware too... love the bright colors and fun shapes 🙂
Thanks, Amanda!! I think I use that portobello mushroom sauce on everything... I am not kidding 🙂
I would make scalloped potatoes. Yummy!
I would make some apple crisp
I'd bake my family's lasagna recipe.
Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
Scalloped potatoes. I can taste them now!
Your site is so tasty looking. Thanks for hosting.
Journeys of The Zoo
Probably a casserole of some sort!
Love that your contest is only open to Canadians. I am making your lemon chicken with potatoes tonight and saw this recipe, I will be a making this one too. Who knows maybe I'll win the prize and I have a new pan to make it in. I am now following you on Pintrest too ?
Woohoo! Hope you enjoy! And yes, it is nice to have a Canadian-only contest 🙂
Oh my gosh there is so much that i would make in there , homemade ravioli would be one of them.
That sounds delicious!
I would try your meatball recipe!
I would make shepard's pie.
I would bake chicken Parmesan in a 2.5 Quart Vermilion Baker from CW by CorningWare.