Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
These meatballs take on all the classic flavors of buffalo chicken wings. The meatball itself has blue cheese crumbles inside it, which add a nice tangy flavor that perfectly pairs with the spicy, and slightly sweet, buffalo glaze.



  1. Preheat the broiler. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, panko, egg, grated onion, 1/4 cup Buffalo sauce, the blue cheese, garlic powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Mix with your hands until just evenly combined, being careful not to overwork the meat. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls (28 to 30 meatballs). Place on the baking sheet and broil until browned in spots and cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/2 cup Buffalo sauce, the hot honey and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, swirling the pot, until the butter is melted and combined. Continue cooking until slightly thickened and glossy, 2 to 3 more minutes. 
  3. Transfer the meatballs and sauce to a large bowl and toss to coat. Remove the meatballs to a platter and spoon any remaining sauce on top. Top with the scallions and serve with the celery.