Microwaved Turkey Meatballs and Potatoes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • ½ cup bread crumbs or finely crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 12-14 oz. can reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ¾ cup of nonfat milk
  • 1 ¼ cup instant mashed potatoes


  1. Gently mix the ground turkey, bread crumbs, spices, ketchup and egg, in a large mixing bowl with clean hands.   
  2. Form the mixture into 16 meatballs.  Add and then place in a microwave safe dish.
  3. Cover the meatballs with the mushroom soup and gently toss the meatballs so all are coated.  Cover the dish and microwave on high for 7 minutes.  Carefully remove from the microwave and set aside.  Leave it covered.
  4. Combine the milk, 1 cup of water, and butter in a medium sized microwave safe dish.  Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.  Remove from the microwave and carefully remove the cover.  Add the potato flakes and stir gently.  Fluff with a fork.  Cover and let sit for an additional minute.
  5. On each plate, dish out 1/4th of the potatoes and top with 4 meatballs and a drizzle of the soup.  Serve steamed broccoli or a small garden salad on the side.
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