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Friday, January 11, 2013

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs (GF, DF)

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
Need a little heat to spice up your winter evening?  These Buffalo Turkey Meatballs can be made as mild or as hot as you like, and they're healthy to boot.  Traditional Buffalo Chicken Wings are fried, then loaded with buttery sauce -- can you say high fat and calories?  These turkey meatballs are not only low fat, but they are made without gluten or dairy, so your food allergic family or guests can enjoy  them without fear.  Perfect for a game day appetizer too!

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

2 lbs ground turkey
1 cup GF breadcrumbs
1/2 cup rice milk
1 tsp garlic powder or 1 Tbsp minced garlic

1/4 cup hot sauce
1/2 cup coconut spread
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar

Mix breadcrumbs with rice milk to soften.  Combine with ground turkey, garlic, and salt & pepper to taste.  Roll into 20 meatballs and bake on a parchment-covered baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until brown. You can turn these over halfway through if you like.

Meanwhile, heat together the hot sauce and coconut spread in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Mix well to combine, remove from heat, and add vinegar.  Adjust proportions if you like your buffalo sauce spicier or milder.

When meatballs are cooked, toss them in the sauce until they are covered on all sides.  Serve over brown rice, with raw carrot and celery sticks on the side.

Shared with Allergy Friendly Friday , Gallery of Favorites ,  Made From Scratch Monday ,  Homestead Barn Hop Hunk of Meat Monday,  Slightly Indulgent Tuesday ,  Allergy Free Wednesday,  Pennywise Platter,  Gluten Free Wednesday , Gluten Free Friday and Strut Your STuff.


  1. It's a butter substitute that's kind of like coconut oil (which you could probably use in its place). I use a brand called Earth Balance.

  2. My in laws would LOVE these! I am passing them the link to your recipe! :) My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe and any others at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! It doesn't mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! :) Many recipes are naturally gluten free.
    Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the "glutenfree bloggers" tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy :)

    1. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

      Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

      See you at the link up this week!

      Cindy from

  3. Your meatballs look fantastic! Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Gallery of Favorites. I’ve pinned it to my Dinner board on Pinterest.

  4. Your Buffalo Turkey Meatballs sound wonderful. I like the idea that they are made with turkey and it's great they are GF and DF too - perfect for entertaining! I've shared it on my Facebook page :) Thank you for sharing it with the Gallery of Favorites.

  5. I have not used coconut spread before. Exactly where in the grocery store would I find this spread? It is made my Earth Balance?

    This recipe sounds so simple and elegant. I'm in need of some new ideas these days

    1. Yes, I use Earth Balance coconut spread, which is a butter substitute. I find mine near the butter in the dairy section. Hope you like the meatballs!