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Turkey Sausage Meatballs with Cranberry-Raspberry Sauce

Recipe Creator ,Chef Taffiny Elrod
Turkey sausage, fresh sage, thyme, and cranberry sauce pack a holiday punch in these meatballs. They will be the star of any gathering.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 28meatballs, 1 1/2 cups cranberry sauce
Calories 575.27kcal




  • 2cupsfresh or frozen cranberries6 oz.
  • 1cupsugar-free seedlessraspberry jam
  • 0.25cupwater
  • 2Tbsp.granulated allulose

Sausage balls:

  • 1poundTurkey sausage*
  • 2cupsgrated Monterey jack cheese8 oz.
  • 1Tbsp.mincedfresh sage leaves
  • 1tsp.fresh thyme leavesremoved from the stems
  • 1serving Savory Chicken Soup Keto Chow
  • 1cupcheese crumbs or pork rind crumbs3 oz.


Make the sauce:

  • Place the cranberries, raspberry jam, water, and allulose in a heavy bottom, two-quart saucepan.
  • Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring until the jam and allulose have dissolved.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer until all the cranberries have popped and the sauce has reduced by about a quarter and has started to thicken. If the sauce gets too thick, you can add more water, a tablespoon at a time. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
  • Pour the sauce through a fine mesh sieve set over a heat-resistant dish. Use a silicone spatula or large spoon to push the sauce through the sieve, stirring to separate the sauce from the cranberry skins.
  • Cover the sauce with plastic wrap and set aside.

Make the sausage balls:

  • Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or oiled tin foil.
  • Combine the turkey sausage, grated cheese, sage, and thyme in a large bowl and mix.
  • Add the Chicken Soup Keto Chow and the cheese crumbs to the mixture and mix again until they are incorporated into the meat.
  • Use a tablespoon or half-ounce scoop to make 28 half-ounce portions and roll them into balls; if the mixture sticks to your hands, use cold water to dampen your hands between balls. Place the shaped sausage balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the lower rack of the oven (12-15 minutes) until the cheese is starting to brown, and they register at least 165°F on an instant read thermometer.
  • Transfer sausage balls to a serving tray and serve with cranberry sauce.


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Serving: 7meatballsCalories: 575.27kcalCarbohydrates: 29.51gProtein: 56.55gFat: 32.84gSaturated Fat: 15.58gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.82gMonounsaturated Fat: 11.09gTrans Fat: 0.59gCholesterol: 151.73mgSodium: 1059.56mgPotassium: 775.15mgFiber: 10.54gSugar: 4.52gVitamin A: 215.34IUVitamin C: 38.2mgCalcium: 642.13mgIron: 2.61mgSugar Alcohol: 0.02gNet Carbs: 6.96g