Miniature turkey meatballs seasoned with Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning are stuffed with a creamy chunk of Swiss cheese; baked and lightly rolled in honey-Dijon and then a scrumptious coating of Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb toasted panko breadcrumbs.
|1/4 cup||Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend|
|6 pounds||turkey, all white meat, ground|
|96 each||Swiss cheese chunks (¼” cheese cube)|
|1 1/2 cups||honey-Dijon, prepared|
|6 cups||Panko breadcrumbs|
|6 Tbsp||Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend|
In a large mixing bowl, combine ¼ cup Mrs. Dash and ground turkey.
Form into 96 small meatballs, using a #30 disher.
Make indentation in the center of each meatball and place one small chunk of cheese inside. Smooth back into a ball encasing the cheese inside the meatball. Place on a sheet pan.
Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes.
While meatball are baking, combine breadcrumbs and 6 Tbsp Mrs. Dash. Toast (in a non-stick sauté pan over low heat or on a sheet pan in the oven) to a light golden brown color.
Dip each meatball in honey-Dijon to lightly coat. Roll in toasted panko/Mrs. Dash mixture to light coat. Serve hot.
HINT: Very lightly apply honey-Dijon to the meatballs. Just enough to flavor and so breadcrumbs can adhere. You do not want a running, gooey, over sauced meatball. Can be served as an appetizer, a catering item, a buffet item or a center of the plate meal paired with brown rice and steamed vegetables or served over angel hair pasta with a new take on spaghetti & meatballs. Mix Italian sausage into the turkey for greater depth of flavor. Use buffalo mozzarella (which is also low sodium) versus Swiss cheese. Cooked meatballs could be browned in a sauté pan (before lightly breading) to create additional flavor, color and texture. Honey-Dijon could be used as a dipping sauce for the turkey meatballs.