Buffalo Meatballs with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

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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Yield: about 48 meatballs

Buffalo Meatballs with Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Easy, homemade turkey meatballs with a delicious buffalo wing flavor. Serve with homemade blue cheese dip!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. For the meatballs: 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour buffalo sauce over meatballs and serve in a bowl or on a platter with toothpicks.
  4. For the Blue Cheese Dip: In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the dip. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

2 meatballs

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

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Posted on January 21, 2014

Comments & Reviews

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

    1. 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??

      1. 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.

        1. 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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