Asian Turkey Meatballs with Bok Choy Soba Noodles

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Asian Turkey Meatballs with Bok Choy Soba Noodles 4.31/5 (29 votes)

My kids devoured this meal! And to think I was a little skeptical of their reaction to the flavors in the meatballs. Holy Cow! Everyone wanted seconds and they were fighting over the last meatball. This is a must make meal!

Asian Turkey Meatballs and Bok Choy Soba Noodles

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 baby bok choy, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6-8 oz soba noodles
  • Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons green onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Hoisin-Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet until it begins to shimmer.
  3. Add bok choy and sauté until the leaves wilt and the white thick pieces are soft.
  4. While the bok choy is cooking, combine all the meatball ingredients (except the vegetable stock) in a large bowl.
  5. Transfer half of the cooked bok choy to a chopping block and finely chop. Add chopped bok choy to the meatball mixture.
  6. Form meatballs using a 1 1/2" scoop or with your hands and place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour stock onto pan and transfer to the oven.
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. While meatballs are cooking cook pasta according to package directions. Drain all but 1/2 cup water, cover, and reserve for later.
  9. Combine sauce ingredients (except cornstarch and 1/4 cup water) and heat over medium heat.
  10. Mix cornstarch and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl. Add to sauce and heat until thick. If the sauce is too thick, thin it with a little water.
  11. Drain noodles and then toss with remaining bok choy and half the sauce. Top with meatballs and drizzle with remaining sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 413g Calories 532 Fat 21 Sat Fat 3 Sodium 1212 Carbs 48 Sugars 8 Fiber 1 Protein 41.

NOTES

KID NOTE: This was a HUGE hit! Everyone wanted seconds.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Replace meat with 1 1/2 cup mashed lentils and 1 cup quick oats. Add an additional egg if necessary for moisture. Combine as instructed and bake in vegetable stock.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use gluten free breadcrumbs, tamari instead of hoisin and soy sauce, and rice noodles. Adjust with a little honey for sweetness.

11 Comments

  1. shelleyd says:

    So flavorful! I made it with whole wheat spaghetti and fish sauce (instead of hoisin). Super good!

  2. awheat26 says:

    My husband loved. I ate it so fast and half cold so I can tell you how the leftovers are tomorrow. My kids wouldn’t touch it but they’re extremely picky. It was fun and easy to make and my first time with bok choy. Very good!

  3. lubyfamily says:

    Loved this! The whole family ate it right up, including my 9 & 6 year olds. Everyone had seconds! I made it gluten free with your suggestions and it was just great. Will definitely make it again.

  4. BritaniAnn says:

    I made my own hoisin which was way better than store bought and super easy. I used MeiFun noodles instead of Soba and I also used pork instead of turkey because that is what I had on hand. It was super amazing…just like takeout. Favorite recipe so far. Oh, I also used regular cabbage and added snow peas and broccoli to bulk up the veggies.

  5. sbetters says:

    SUPER good! My kids ate it right up! We made it gluten free too and it was a major hit. Thanks!!

  6. kellica says:

    My super-picky better half loved this dish. He loved it so much he text messaged me the next day at work to reiterate his love for it.

  7. jularnold says:

    Loved this meal! entire family cleaned their plated and asked for seconds.

  8. Mark says:

    FANTASTIC MEAL! I barely had enough for lunch the net day because my family wanted more. I did not have hoisin so I substituted a combination of fish sauce and soy sauce. To save time, I sauteed in a pan on the stove. Because I had extra bok choy, I cut them in half, and sauteed them as well.

  9. Anna3508 says:

    I was curious to see how this would turn out, but was not too impressed. The texture of the meatballs was light which I enjoyed but there was something overall that was funky about the flavors.

  10. vnottage says:

    This meal was awesome. My husband was super impressed. This will be made again and again.

  11. Leigh says:

    I didn’t really like the sauce and noodles, but I did love the meatballs. Even my picky 4 year old ate up the meatballs!

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