turkey meatball sandwich with yogurt sauce recipe

turkey meatball sandwich with yogurt sauce

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
ready in: 25 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 8 oz. each


  • 2 containers (6 oz.) plain, low-fat yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons dried parsley flakes, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 lime for zest and juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey, 93% Lean / 7% Fat
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely sliced scallion greens
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pkg. (8.8-oz.) Indian Naan Bread*
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 4 fresh lettuce leaves
  • *tortillas or pita pockets may be substituted

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, 2 teaspoon parsley, sugar, juice from 1 lime, and cayenne pepper. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, scallions, lime zest and remaining parsley. Add the egg white and knead by hand or mix with a fork or spoon.
  3. Form meatballs into 1 1/2-inch diameter shapes and flatten slightly.
  4. Heat the canola oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook meatballs until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  5. For each sandwich use half of a piece of naan or a tortilla. Portion lettuce, meatballs and cucumbers on top. Drizzle with yogurt sauce.

Per Serving: 470 calories, 16g fat, 5g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 36g protein