These days, who isn’t seeking a little extra comfort where they can get it? Too often though, the comfort we seek through food can be loaded with extra unhealthy fats, carbohydrates and calories which can weigh us down, not lift us up. Fortunately, there are lots of healthy variations on comfort food these days…like these yummy turkey meatballs. Like all the recipes developed for The Kids’ Table by McEwan Fine Foods, this dish is delicious AND nutritious!


spaghetti and meatballs

Our Gobble Gobble Meatballs with Spaghetti is one of our top-selling kid meals. Now, Chef Shen and McEwan Fine Foods share their turkey meatball recipe with you. Perfect for these cold winter nights, this is a dish the whole family will love.

Turkey Meatball Recipe

Courtesy McEwan Fine Foods

1.5 Lbs Ground turkey
125 grams Spanish onions – finely diced
1 tsp garlic – minced
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1⁄2 tsp dried basil
1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
1⁄4 tsp chili flakes
1⁄2 cup panko
1⁄2 cup full-fat milk
2 whole eggs
1 tbsp kosher salt
Pinch black pepper

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Using a spatula or your hands, mix the meat and spices well. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls. (This should make about 50 meatballs). Any leftover meatballs can be frozen for up to 1 month. Place meatballs on a non-stick baking tray and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes until golden and cooked through. Delicious on their own, with a side salad, as a meatball “sub”, or combine with your favourite pasta and sauce recipe. YUM!

Fun Food Facts

Did You Know?

When you cut an onion it releases
a gas that irritates your eyes?

And when you cry, your tears help wash the irritant away! Tips for cutting onions without tears: 1) Cut under running water 2) refrigerate or freeze before cutting 3) Light a candle nearby 4) hold a piece of bread in your teeth while cutting.

The Kids’ Korner

Q: Why did the banana
go to the doctor?
A: Because it wasn’t
peeling well!