BrenDid Turkey Rice Swedish Meatballs

Turkey and Brown Rice Swedish Meatballs

  • Author: Bren
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American


Swedish meatballs are a classic American meal. This version is lightened up with turkey and rice.



For the meatballs:

  • 1 1/4 cup brown rice (cooked)
  • 2 pounds ground low fat turkey
  • 1/4 cup onion (grated)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 32 oz beef broth (low sodium, no msg)
  • 1 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 45 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt (if desired)

Serve with:

  • Egg noodle or rice (cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Roll into 2 tbsp meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with foil and lightly sprayed with oil.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. While meatballs are baking, prepare sauce. In a large skillet whisk together all sauce ingredients (except sour cream) until there are no lumps.
  5. Place skillet on burner (medium high heat) and continue to whisk until the sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  6. Stir in sour cream.
  7. Serve meatballs on a bed of egg noodles or rice topped with sauce and a sprinkle of parsley.
  8. To freeze, place half the meatball in a freezer safe dish and cover with half the sauce. Freeze. When ready to serve microwave until sauce melts and meatballs are warm, stirring frequently.


  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs
  • Calories: 375

Keywords: Swedish meatballs, turkey meatballs, homemade meatballs

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