Family Meal: Friendsgiving: Quick and Easy Turkey Meatballs and White Cheddar Mash
with green beans and cranberry sauce
Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Cook Within: 5 days
Contains: Tree Nuts (Almonds), Milk, Wheat, Soy
You've just been invited over for Friendsgiving. Great! Wait, what's Friendsgiving? It's a potluck-style gathering of friends, usually the week before Thanksgiving. Sounds great, but what should you bring? Home Chef has you covered with an almost-traditional spread of turkey meatballs, white cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Whether you end up sharing it with family or friends, this quick and easy feast will make you the hero of any gathering.
In Your Box
- 24 oz. Yukon Potatoes
- 24 oz. Ground Turkey
- 16 oz. Green Beans
- 6 oz. Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, Canned
- 1½ Tbsp. Cornstarch
- 6 tsp. Turkey Base
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You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 Colander
- 1 Large Pot
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Make the Potatoes
Peel and quarter potatoes. Bring a large pot with potatoes and enough lightly salted water to cover to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until easily pierced with a knife, 17-20 minutes. Drain potatoes in colander and return to pot with half the butter (reserve remaining for green beans), 1 tsp. salt, shredded cheese, and 3/4 the cream. Mash with a potato masher or fork, adding remaining cream 1 Tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached. Cover and set aside. While potatoes cook, make meatballs.
Make the Meatballs
Trim ends off green beans. Combine turkey, meatloaf seasoning, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a large mixing bowl. Divide mixture into 12 portions. Roll into 12 golf ball-sized meatballs and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Wash bowl with hot, soapy water and reserve.
Bake the Meatballs
Bake meatballs until browned and they reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 15-20 minutes. While meatballs bake, make green beans.
Cook the Almonds and Green Beans
Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add remaining butter and almonds to hot pan and cook, stirring constantly, until light brown and aromatic, 1-2 minutes. Remove almonds to plate and return pan to medium-high heat (no need to wipe clean). Add 1/4 cup water, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and green beans to hot pan. Cook until bright green and crisp tender, 4-6 minutes. Transfer beans to plate with almonds and return pan to medium-high heat (no need to wipe clean).
Make the Gravy
Combine cornstarch, turkey base, and 1 1/2 cups water in reserved mixing bowl. Add to hot pan and cook until thickened, 2-3 minutes.
Plate the Dish
Place meatballs and a scoop of mashed potatoes on a plate. Ladle gravy over potatoes and arrange beans next to meatballs, garnishing beans with almonds. Serve cranberry sauce on the side.
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