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Merry Christmas Meatball Recipe

This Christmas meatball recipe is good to eat any time of the year!

Serve these delicious  meatballs with a side of vegetables or salad for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. These also make a charming addition to a party platter, sprinkled with some additional chopped sage and cranberries and served alongside a little dish of cranberry sauce.

Possibly one of the best things about these meatballs is that they can be frozen ahead of time! This makes them a quick grab-and-go lunchbox or snack option that will be filling and delicious.

Not only are they tasty, this Christmas meatball recipe is quick and fun to make. You can even get your little ones to help measure in the ingredients, combine and roll the mixture. Just be sure to give hands a good scrub before and after cooking.

Merry Christmas Meatball Recipe

A Keiki Christmas favourite from Cook Leonie at Keiki Edgewater:


  • 500 grams turkey mince
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 carrot, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons cranberries, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, blitzed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked in coconut milk


  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. With a small ice-cream scoop, form mixture into balls.
  3. Heat a small pan with a touch of canola oil and fry meatballs until just browned on each side and cooked through.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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