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Salisbury Steak Turkey Meatballs and Gravy

Updated: Sep 15, 2020

Absolutely packed with flavor. Melt in your mouth delicious. And best served over a scoop of creamy mashed potatoes like this cheesy broccoli potato mash or a bed of egg noodles.

Lean ground turkey is the perfect base for spooning this flavorful buttery gravy over top. They literally melt in your mouth and are packed with flavor. I keep the meatball recipe simple and let the gravy do the talking.

The ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire may seem like an odd combination in the gravy but I'm telling you- IT WORKS.

Like really works.

If you've never had a classic Salisbury steak it is typically made from beef and is served with a brown gravy over potatoes or noodles.

The #brainsandbalance variation uses ground turkey as a leaner alternative to ground beef. We keep all the delicious flavors in the meatballs and gravy and we get creative in our low carb twist on the classic mashed potato.

Serve these over our Cheesy Broccoli Potato Mash for a low carb variation! And BONUS they're so pretty and bright green!

Salisbury steak Turkey Meatballs and Gravy

4 Servings | Cook time: 30 minutes



  • 12-16 oz ground turkey

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 2 tbsp skim milk

  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, divided

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 1/2 cup onions, sliced (~50g)

  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard

  • 2 tbsp ketchup

  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. In a bowl combine ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, milk, fresh herbs and spices.

  3. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Form meat mixture into 16 meatballs and arrange on the baking sheet.

  4. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway.

  5. While the meatballs are cooking, melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions to the melted butter and cook until slightly softened, 2-3 minutes.

  6. Whisk in flour to the butter and onions. Cook the flour another 2-3 minutes.

  7. Whisk in 1/4 cup chicken broth until there are no remaining clumps of flour.

  8. Whisk in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and dijon until smooth.

  9. Whisk in 1/2 cup chicken broth and bring gravy to a boil. Lower it to a simmer and continue cooking, stirring every few minutes. Continue adding 1-2 tbsp chicken broth at a time as needed.

  10. When meatballs are done, remove from oven and fold into the gravy. Cook another minute or so to ensure the meatballs are well coated.

  11. Serve meatballs hot over mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles or pasta. We love it over our cheesy broccoli and potato mash!


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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used. Nutrition facts are based off 14 oz ground turkey for 4 servings. Volume of gravy will depending on quantity of chicken broth used and how long it is allowed to thicken for.


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