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Phil Vickery cooks up some family fun with Turkey Meatballs

Watch as the celeb chef makes a deliciously simple meal that you and the kids can all enjoy in no time at all.  

We all know how picky kids can be and it can be hard to find the time to cook for a whole family but Phil Vickery and Filipa Kay, food blogger of gourmetmum.tv are here to show you how to make a quick and healthy meal that you and the kids will love!  

All you need is a handful of fresh ingredients including British turkey breast mince and some store cupboard seasonings, and in under half an hour, a hungry family could be sat round the table enjoying a delicious bowl of turkey meatballs and gnocchi, which is high in vitamin C and it is relatively low in cholesterol to boot. This dish makes the perfect mid-week meal for all the family.

Phil is a fan of using British turkey in recipes as the breast contains less saturated fat than any other mainstream meat, while absorbing the flavours of other ingredients really well, and Filipa’s kids love helping in the kitchen making turkey meatballs with her.

Watch our video for a step by step guide to creating this easy and nutritious meal.

Website: www.britishturkey.co.uk 



4 persons

Preparation time:- 10 minutes.

Cooking time:- 15-20 minutes.


Meat Balls 

400g turkey breast mince

˝ tsp chilli powder

˝ tsp ground nutmeg



1 medium egg


1 tbsp oil

6 spring onions, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 x 10g chicken stock cube

3 tbsp soy sauce

400mls water, roughly

100g ready to eat gnocchi

1 x 100g bag baby spinach leaves


2 tbsp cornflour or arrowroot

4 tbsp water

2 tbsp chopped coriander


Place all the ingredients for the meatballs into a bowl and mix well.

Next form into balls the size of a small walnut, then, chill well.

Heat a large frying pan or wok.

Add the oil and swirl around well.

Add the meatballs and brown nicely, for 3-4 minutes.

Once browned, if you can remove from the pan and place on a plate.

Add a little more oil and then add the onions, garlic, stock cube, crumbled, soy sauce and water and bring to the boil.

Add the meat balls and gently simmer for 6-8 minutes

Add the gnocchi and spinach cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Mix the cornflour and water well and add a little to the boiling juices until slightly thickened.

Re season and serve.


Copyright Phil Vickery

February 2014



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