Southwest Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Dip

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Superbowl food!  Hawks and Denver will go at it this Sunday and us Seattleites are pumped!  Whoot!  Whoot!  We have been busy planning the food we are going to eat and drink for 2 weeks…not sure whats more exciting, the game or the grog!…spoken like a true food junkie huh?

This recipe will definitely make the cut.  Lean ground turkey with jalepenos, cumin and a few other ingredients you most likely have on hand.    All baked up and served with an easy creamy avocado dip.



I use a mini ice cream scoop for size uniformity –  I like all my balls lined up in a row…arn’t they pretty?   Do try to make them the same size so they get done at the same time.

The dip is simply avocado, sour cream, mayo and some cumin and more chopped jalapeno’s.

Go Hawks!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Southwest Turkey Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Dip
  • Meatballs
  • 1 # ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 jalapeño pepper - seeded and deveined (unless you like it hot, leave 'em in!)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • ½ cup Panko style crumbs (regular will do as well)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Creamy Avocado Dipping Sauce
  • 1 avocado - mashed
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cumin
  • ½ jalapeño - finely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Mix all meatball ingredients together.
  4. Form into 1-2 " balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile - mix all dipping sauce ingredients together and put in fridge to chill.
  7. Serve meatballs on platter and sauce on the side. Toothpicks are optional!


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  1. These look amazing! Loving how few ingredients you are using, as I am sure they are packed full of flavour 😀
    It’s a lovely blog you’ve got here!

  2. These were easy to throw together and they came out tasting amazing!! Can’t wait to see how everyone likes them when I take them to a potluck tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!


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