Pinch of Nom's Christmas Meatbaubles

Discover this amazingly easy recipe from Pinch of Nom, created from your favourite ingredients that you'd expect on your Christmas dinner plate.

This is a super simple recipe combining two of the main ingredients from your Christmas dinner plate. We've used low fat turkey mince, zesty orange and juicy cranberries to create these Christmas-inspired meatballs that are a great addition to your festive menu.

  • Total time

    35 minutes

  • Prep time

    10 minutes

  • Amount


  • Ingredients
    • For the meatballs: 500g 2% fat turkey mince
    • 40g dried cranberries - finely chopped
    • 20g panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 tsp orange zest - finely grated
    • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
    • 1/4 tsp onion granules
    • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
    • salt and pepper - to taste
    • low-calorie cooking spray
    • For the sauce: 155g frozen cranberries
    • 100ml orange juice
    • 100ml cranberry juice
    • 2 tbsp white granulated sweetener
    • 2 tsp orange zest - finely grated
    • 1g fresh parsley - stalks removed and roughly chopped - to garnish

Preheat the oven to 190ºC and spray a baking tray with low-calorie cooking spray.

Add the meatball ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix to fully incorporate.

Split the mixture into 24 small meatballs about 3cm in diameter and add to the baking tray. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes until thoroughly cooked through and there are no signs of pinkness inside.     

While the meatballs are cooking add the cranberries, orange zest, sweetener, orange juice and cranberry juice to a saucepan. Set on a low-medium heat and bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened and reduced.

Once the meatballs are cooked, sprinkle with parsley and serve with the dipping sauce. 

Discover more slimming and flavourful recipes in Pinch of Nom's new cookbook: 

Pinch of Nom Comfort Food

by Kay Allinson

Pinch of Nom founders Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone bring you 100 recipes, from savoury mains to lazy Sunday breakfasts to sumptuous desserts, which prove that comfort food doesn't have to be laden with calories. Big flavours are the trademark, so this cookbook will appeal to dieters and those not watching their waistlines.