Friendsgiving: Quick and Easy Turkey Meatballs and White Cheddar Mash

with green beans and cranberry sauce

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy, Tree Nuts

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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 (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Yukon Potatoes
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    ⅗ oz. Butter
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    1 oz. Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
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    4 fl. oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 8 oz. Green Beans
  • 12 oz. Ground Turkey
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    2 Tbsp. Meatloaf Seasoning
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    ¾ oz. Sliced Almonds
  • ¾ Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 4 tsp. Turkey Base
  • 6 oz. Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, Canned

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    859
  • Carbohydrates
    64g
  • Fat
    50g
  • Protein
    43g
  • Sodium
    1058mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Make the Potatoes

    Peel and quarter potatoes. Bring a small 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), ½ tsp. salt, shredded cheese, and ¾ 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.

  • 2

    Make the Meatballs

    Trim ends off green beans. Combine turkey, ¼ tsp. salt, and meatloaf seasoning in a medium mixing bowl. Divide mixture into six portions. Roll into six golf ball-sized meatballs and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Wash bowl with hot, soapy water and reserve.

  • 3

    Bake the Meatballs

    Bake meatballs until browned and they reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 15-20 minutes. While meatballs bake, make almonds and green beans.

  • 4

    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 a small dish and return pan to medium-high heat (no need to wipe clean). Add 2 Tbsp. water, 2 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and beans to hot pan. Cook until bright green and tender, 4-6 minutes. Transfer beans to plate with almonds and reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  • 5

    Make the Gravy

    Return pan used to make green beans to medium-high heat. Combine cornstarch, turkey base, and ¾ cup water in reserved mixing bowl. Add to hot pan and cook until thickened to gravy consistency, 2-3 minutes.

  • 6

    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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