Thanksgiving is still over a month away (Canadian Thanksgiving) but if I'm being honest, I love anything that reminds me of Thanksgiving/Christmas food anytime of the year! It's just always so comforting.
I like to think of these meatballs like the bubble gum from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. All the flavours of a turkey dinner packed into a meatball. Buttery leeks, celery, sweet potato, sage, thyme, cinnamon.. all the flavours! I like to eat mine with mashed potatoes and the quick pan gravy (recipe below), but you can also do mashed cauliflower for a lighter option.
For the pan gravy, I found that cassava flour or tapioca flour worked best. Gluten free 1:1 all purpose would also work great. Arrowroot can still be used, but I found the texture to be almost gooey if you know what I mean.
Pro tip: For the real deal turkey dinner experience, add a spoon full of cranberry sauce on the side.
Thanksgiving Turkey Meatballs
Makes 20 meatballs
For the meatballs:
For the Quick Pan Gravy:
For the Turkey Meatballs:
For the quick pan gravy:
Drizzle over turkey meatballs and mashed potatoes or cauliflower and sprinkle with fresh parsley to serve