Buffalo Meatballs with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

by aimee @ shugarysweets on January 21, 2014

Are you ready for some serious football food? These Buffalo meatballs with homemade Blue Cheese Dip are a real crowd pleaser. But don’t tell, they are actually healthy!

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Buffalo Wing Meatballs with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing: a healthy version of a delicious snack food!

I’ve got serious snack fever these days! My husband and I love buffalo wings. Of course, boneless wings are even better!

Today’s recipe is a healthier version of our favorite snack. But don’t tell anyone! Health food and football can be a scary combination in some households!

The meatballs are made using low fat ground turkey. I love substituting ground turkey for beef in many recipes. Especially meatballs! There is so much flavor in the meatball and buffalo sauce, you won’t miss the heavy ground beef.

Homemade Blue Cheese Dip: perfect for buffalo meatballs or a delicious wedge salad

And the dip? I substituted Greek Yogurt for the sour cream in this recipe. There is still some mayonnaise, but only because my brood of children like full fat blue cheese dressing, and they didn’t like the zing that greek yogurt without mayonnaise left in this dip. I liked it without the mayo, but you decide as you make this recipe which way you prefer your dip!

A big plate of these buffalo meatballs paired with some Reese’s peanut butter dip, and I think you’ve got your Superbowl menu!

Buffalo Wing Meatballs with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing: a healthy version of a delicious snack food!

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Buffalo Meatballs with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: about 48 meatballs


    For the Meatballs:
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cranks fresh black pepper
  • 8 oz buffalo wing sauce
  • For the Blue Cheese Dip:
  • 6oz plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese


    For the meatballs:
  1. Combine ground turkey with egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix with hands until fully blended. Scoop into desired size meatballs (I use a 1 Tbsp scoop) and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool about 10 minutes on pan, then remove and place meatballs in a large bowl. Pour buffalo sauce over meatballs and serve in a bowl or on a platter with toothpicks.
  2. For the Blue Cheese Dip:
  3. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the dip. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


For a lighter blue cheese, eliminate mayonnaise and use only Greek yogurt.


Buffalo Wing Meatballs with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing: a healthy version of a delicious snack food!

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Homemade Peppermint Patties in the shape of footballs!!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor January 21, 2014 at 7:45 am

I can’t wait to make these! I love buffalo and blue cheese combination and they are so perfect for game day!
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Heather @ Sugar Dish Me January 21, 2014 at 8:45 am

um, ok. I love turkey meatballs. I love buffalo everything. I love this recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Total winner.
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Anna @ Garnish with Lemon January 21, 2014 at 8:57 am

HEALTHY buffalo chicken? Sign me up, Aimee!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet January 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

These are the best combination of flavors! And I am on such a blue cheese kick lately! Perfect!
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Stephanie @ PlainChicken January 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

Buffalo meatballs that are healthy & delicious? Yes, please!
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) January 21, 2014 at 9:35 am

These meatballs are incredible!!! I love the buffalo sauce idea!
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Graham @ Glazed & Confused January 21, 2014 at 9:54 am

Yum! Never thought of that combination!
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Abbie @ Needs Salt January 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

These look amazing! So perfect for a party.
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Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness January 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

We actually aren’t big Super bowl people in my house, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like all the little finger foods that go with it! I love that these are healthier, but still look totally delicious. And, I love your colored placemat..so fun!
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Katie January 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Meatballs are pretty much my favorite food and have been quite popular this week. I’m sharing one of my favorite meatball recipes on my blog and I’ve seen several others posted this week that I have to try – these included.

At this rate it’s going to be a meatball super bowl spread…meatballs of all different kinds. And I’m okay with that. :)
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Sylvia January 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

I agree, no one should even miss the beef with these buffalo turkey balls. I’m on a spicy streak right now and I think I’m going to have to make these very soon. The turkeys were on such a great sale this past Thanksgiving that I bought 3. Two of them are still in the freezer and I just might thaw one out and try making my own ground turkey. Have you ever done that? Shhh, don’t tell my husband. He’s probably waiting for another stuffed turkey dinner.
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life January 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The only reason I like the Super Bowl is for the food…did I just say that out loud? ;-) Love all the flavor of this fun meatball! Although I would have to leave out the blue cheese on mine…just can’t do it. But my hubby would be all over it for sure!!!
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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

I love that we both did the buffalo thing this week :) Such a great party food!
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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 22, 2014 at 10:37 am

Perfect party food! Love that you lightened it up with ground turkey and Greek yogurt!
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Nutmeg Nanny January 22, 2014 at 12:36 pm

My husband will flip over these meatballs :) they look perfect!
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Prudy January 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Oh yeah… I’ll be making these for Super Bowl. Love this.. :-)
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Mary Frances January 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

You had me at blue cheese. And buffalo! Yum yum yum!
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Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar January 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

I love the healthy twist on these – I’m sure you don’t even notice! Sign me up for anything buffalo! Especially when watching football – yumm! Pinned!
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain January 23, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I love buffalo wings. I love meatballs. I love bite-sized snacks. TRIPLE THREAT FTW. :D Bravo Aimee!
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Tonia January 25, 2014 at 2:43 pm

What a fantastic idea! I love buffalo wings!
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Lyuba@willcookforsmiles January 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm

These meatballs sound delicious! I love buffalo recipes and I need to try this one :)
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Juliann January 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm

These look great! By buffalo wing sauce do you mean straight up Red Hot or something specifically called buffalo wing sauce?


aimee @ shugarysweets January 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I use actual buffalo wing sauce. Kroger has their own brand, but I’ve seen several in the stores! Not sure what Red Hot is??
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Juliann January 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Frank’s Red Hot is the hot sauce base for the original buffalo wings (I’m from Western NY where they originated). The original recipe for their wing sauce was 1/2 cup hot sauce plus 1/3 cup melted butter. I have never bought premade wing sauce, but may have to look at Kroger.


aimee @ shugarysweets January 27, 2014 at 7:39 am

Gotcha. You can use the Frank’s and make the wing sauce according to the bottle, then use that for the meatballs!!!


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