Project Description

Peanut Turkey Meatballs

A homemade twist on the classic appetizer, these Peanut Turkey Meatballs are served in a decadent sweet-savory-spicy sauce. Serve these saucy meatballs over rice for dinner or as a party app!

  • Servings: 36 (1.5T) meatballs
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Bake time: 25 minutes
  • Inactive cooking time: 2-3 hours



  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • ¾ cup PB2 Original Powdered Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 18 oz. BBQ sauce
  • 18 oz. grape jelly


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. Place the ground turkey into a large bowl.
  3. Measure in the PB2 Original Powdered Peanut Butter, panko breadcrumbs, diced onion, minced garlic, egg kosher salt and black pepper. Mix until combined.
  4. Use a 1.5-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop/shape the meatballs. Place on the prepared sheet pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the meatballs are just baked through. (The internal temperature should reach 165°F.)
  6. Once all the meatballs have been cooked, transfer them to a slow cooker. Add the BBQ sauce and grape jelly. Cook on low for 2-3 hours minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  7. Serve with toothpicks as an appetizer or over rice with sliced green onions and chopped peanuts as a meal.

Note; Cook the meatballs early and throw everything into the slow cooker for ease with entertaining.

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