Delicious Turkey Meatballs with Vodka Orzo

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Indulge in a flavorful culinary experience with our mouthwatering Turkey Meatballs served alongside creamy Vodka Orzo. With simple steps and premium ingredients, this recipe promises a delightful dining experience for your family or guests.


Treat your taste buds to a symphony of flavors with our tantalizing Turkey Meatballs paired perfectly with creamy Vodka Orzo. Crafted with premium ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, this recipe ensures a culinary masterpiece that will leave everyone craving for more.


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • Large spoonful of fresh chives, chopped

Vodka Orzo:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • Few dashes of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, minced garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, dried parsley, red pepper flakes, basil, and chives. Be careful not to overmix.
  3. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls, coating your hands with olive oil to prevent sticking, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs for approximately 11 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, as measured with a meat thermometer.

Vodka Orzo:

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté diced shallot until softened. Add minced garlic and a pinch of salt, cooking for an additional 2 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add orzo to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until lightly browned.
  3. Create a space in the skillet and add tomato paste, cooking for a few minutes until it darkens in color.
  4. Pour in vodka, stirring to cook off the alcohol.
  5. Add chicken broth, bring to a simmer, and cover. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Stir in red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, heavy cream, shredded Parmesan cheese, and remaining butter until well combined.
  7. Serve the Turkey Meatballs alongside the creamy Vodka Orzo and enjoy the burst of flavors!


Elevate your dining experience with our delectable Turkey Meatballs paired with creamy Vodka Orzo. With a perfect blend of spices and premium ingredients, this recipe is sure to impress your palate and leave you craving for more. Try it today and indulge in a culinary delight like never before!

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