Turkey Meatballs with Hot Sauce

Shannon Chesterfield, Emily Quenneville, and Lisa Whatley, Renal Dietitians at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital

Turkey Meatballs with Hot Sauce

A fun dish to share with friends.


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ cup coffee rich (non dairy creamer)
  • ¼ cup minced bell pepper
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • ½ cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup apple jelly
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper


1) Preheat oven to 400F.
2) Place all ingredients except jelly and cayenne pepper in a large bowl and mix. Shape into 45 meatballs.
3) Bake meatballs on a baking sheet for approx 20 minutes or until cooked through.
4) Heat jelly and cayenne in the microwave oven until liquefied, about 1 minute.
5) Arrange meatballs in a serving dish and pour jelly over them.
6) Serve with toothpicks.

Nutrient Analysis

Calories: 68.4 KCal

Protein: 5.7 g

Carbohydrates: 3.7 g

Fibre: 0.15 g

Total Fat: 3.1 g

Sodium: 58 mg

Phosphorus: 100 mg

Potassium: 88 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 15

Serving size: 3 meatballs

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

1 protein

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