Turkey Meatballs and Herbed Cream Sauce

These slow cooked meatballs include tarragon and parsley in the mix, bringing herby brightness to this delicious, classic dish. We’ve used ground turkey to keep the meatball on the leaner side and Italian breadcrumbs for a quick and easy seasoning solution. Feel free to get creative with other herb variations such as dill or thyme to make this dish your own.

Turkey Meatballs and Herbed Cream Sauce

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 2 hours
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  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, cut into ⅛” thick slices
  • 8 oz pasta, such as cavatappi, shells, or rotini


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley


  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon and/or parsley


1) In a medium bowl, stir together meatball ingredients until well combined. Scoop out ¼ cup portions of the meatball mixture, roll into balls, and place in a Suvie pan.   

2) In a medium bowl, whisk 1 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp melted butter together until smooth. Add remaining 1 ½ cups chicken broth, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 clove garlic, and 1/4 cup herbs to the bowl, whisking to combine. Pour sauce over meatballs. Load pan into the top zone of Suvie. 

3) Add 8 oz mushrooms to a separate Suvie pan, drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, and load into bottom zone. Enter cook settings and set to Cook Now or Schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook on High for 1 hour 30 minutes

4) Place 8 oz pasta in the Suvie starch strainer set within the Suvie pasta pot (green handles). Cover pot with lid and place inside the Suvie Starch Cooker, ensuring the pot is centered on the hot plate. Input settings and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Pasta, 4 cups, 10 minutes

5) After the cook, use a slotted spoon to transfer the meatballs to the pan with mushrooms, leaving sauce in the pan. Whisk sauce to recombine, return both pans to Suvie, and broil for 10 minutes. 

6) To serve, divide pasta and meatballs between plates. Top each serving with sauce and garnish with additional herbs.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 621, Total Fat 25.5g, Total Carbohydrates 54.6g, Total Sodium 687mg, Total Protein 39g

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1 year ago

What is the cook setting for the top with the meatballs and the sauce ?

Caroline Pierce
Caroline Pierce
1 year ago
Reply to  Leanna

Hi Leanna, Suvie always applies the same cook settings to the top and bottom zone when Slow Cooking. Suvie never asks for the top zone setting when Slow Cooking because the time and temperature are predicated on whatever settings you use for the bottom zone. Suvie automatically sets the top zone once you input the settings for the bottom zone so you don’t have to input anything. Slow cook High for 1 hour and 30 seconds on the bottom means 1 hour and 30 minutes on the top. Hope that clarifies the situation!