You can buy ground turkey for $2.99 a pound, but you’ll need to put the time into making these (while making a mess in your kitchen). We think the oven method makes slightly better meatballs for dipping, since the extra dryness is great for soaking up sauces, while the microwave is the preferred cooking method if you’re going to enjoy these bad boys completely sauce-less. Meatballs probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the holidays, but turkey and cranberry are right on target. So now, as we move from autumn into winter, we’re moving into the winter seasonal items. These are both sweet and savory, combining two complementary flavors in a way that’s just right for a holiday party. I review products from Trader Joe’s (no affiliation) and share easy recipes and cocktail ideas. Personally I don’t like frozen meatballs because often times they can give me an headache. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer homemade 100% of the time. I know what the tradeoffs are and to me it is worth it. This does have a browned (more so than with the other meatballs I’ve tried) exterior which means it’s probably best that you don’t heat these in the microwave like I did. Therefore, it’s super important for me to have some go to meals that I can get on the table fast, that are Weight Watchers friendly, and that taste good! Is this information inaccurate or incomplete? I have a TJ close to the house, but is never my first thought when I’m in need of something quick. Entire package has 6 servings Serving size is 2 meatballs, PER SERVING: 100 calories; 4 g fat; 5 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 2 g fiber. Not the greatest turkey meatballs that I’ve had before. It heats the chips and the cheese. And they are priced right too at $3.99. The Trader Joe’s Party Size Mini Meatballs are great for snacking, and they’re even better as the base for a creative meatball concoction. * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. This website takes its name from a famous Betty whose character was developed to give a more personalized response to consumer product questions. You can have two servings of these and have some calories left over by choosing this product in place of the Italian meatballs. I had mine with a good pool of sauce too. They come frozen, fully cooked. But you are saving time. They have a little bit of a meatloafy flavor, though with a subtle sweetness that comes from the pork side of the equation. Gourmet Chicken Meatballs (Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Basil & Provolone), Boneless & Skinless Turkey Breast Cutlets, Turkey Tenders with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Oscar Mayer Natural Honey Smoked Turkey Breast Asiago Cheese, Atkins Roasted Turkey with Garlic Mashed Cauliflower, Lean Cuisine Favorites Glazed Turkey Tenderloins, Mighty Spark Queso Fresco & Jalapeño Turkey Patties. And kitchen mess too. It nice TJ’s offer different kinds of meatballs to appeal the different crowds. We don’t recommend making a full meal of them, but we do recommend a good dipping sauce — BBQ in particular.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'freezermealfrenzy_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_11',115,'0','0'])); To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Trader Joe’s frozen meatballs, check out our package scans below. Now, unless you’re eating these as the a to a much larger meal (which is quite possible during the holiday season), we think it’s perfectly reasonable to eat eight meatballs at a time. Trader Joe's Thanksgiving foods that you've got to try include frozen turkey en croute, potato gratin, cranberry pie, spices, and more. So these meatballs put a nontraditional spin on two very traditional holiday items. The package may look kind of small, but it actually contains a pretty hefty amount of meatballs. I know I will love those turkey meatballs. They are juicy and full of flavor too. Thanks so much for sharing. Plus, these are more of a side than a main meal, and if this is the only thing you’re eating, a six-meatball serving is likely to leave you a bit hungry still. 1 teaspoon chopped TJ’s Chives (optional) Directions. I completely understand nuking things. Not as good nuked but works in a pinch. Although the information provided on this site is presented in good faith and believed to be correct, FatSecret makes no representations or warranties as to its completeness or accuracy and all information, including nutritional values, is used by you at your own risk. Sounds delicious and healthier than if you had made it with beef. To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in these Trader Joe’s seasonal meatballs, check out our package scan below. First, we tried these in the microwave. They’ve been around for a while, but a lot of people don’t know about them, or have never tried them before, so I felt they were blog worthy. 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That boosts these numbers to 320 calories (160 from fat) and 780 mg of sodium. The main flavor here is the turkey, of course, yet there are sweet undertones to every bite due to the cranberries. According to the package, you can cook these in the microwave, on the stovetop, or on a baking sheet in the oven. Yes, I would buy Trader Joe’s Turkey Meatballs again. While Thanksgiving celebrations may look a bit different in 2020, turning to tradition can offer a balm of comfort and hope, and the tradition of roasting a whole turkey has plenty more proven benefits: the amazing aroma, moments to meditate throughout the prep and cooking time—not to mention the possibilities for leftovers. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, begin heating entire jar of Sriracha BBQ sauce on low, stirring occasionally. Learn how your comment data is processed. And if you bring these to a holiday potluck, prepare to be treated like a potluck rock star. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Fry them up in a pan and top your favorite pasta dish or you can toss them in a slow cooker with the sauce of your choosing for an easy appetizer.