Turkey Quinoa Fajita Meatballs with Chile Cheese Sauce

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When it comes to food, my family clamors for anything Mexican.  If there’s a little salsa on top, it’s a big hit!

Turkey Quinoa Fajita Meatballs with Chile Cheese Sauce

With a house full of active, hungry, grand-kiddos, I wanted to make something healthy and tasty for our dinner.  I also had some ground turkey and leftover quinoa I wanted to use.  Turkey Quinoa Fajita Meatballs with Chile Cheese Sauceis a quick fix, (about 45 minutes).  It was easy for them to eat, and topped with tasty salsa.  I served it over a bed of brown rice with fresh avocados.  I think it would also be delicious served like a tostada on a corn tortilla with shredded lettuce.

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Turkey Quinoa Fajita Meatballs with Chile Cheese Sauce

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Turkey Quinoa Fajita Meatballs with Chile Cheese Sauce

Turkey Quinoa Fajita Meatballs with Chile Cheese Sauce

Meatballs are a fun and easy fix at my house, especially with the help of Kraft's New Recipe Makers cooking sauces and their Mexican blend cheese.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8


For Meatballs

  • 14.6 ounce box Kraft Recipe Makers, Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita variety
  • 1 ¼ pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Zesty Lime Fajita Simmer Sauce (included in Kraft Recipe Makers)
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg beaten

For Cheese Sauce

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 ounce can diced green chilies, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (1 package), Kraft Naturals Mexican Style 4 Cheese

For Garnish

  • Sour Cream
  • Chipotle & Tomato Salsa (included in Kraft Recipe Makers)
  • Cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
  • Use a large lined non-stick baking sheet, or grease it really well.
  • Saute onion, garlic, green pepper over medium heat till onion is limp and garlic is fragrant.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine ground turkey, cooked quinoa, vegetables, Zesty Lime Fajita Simmer Sauce, cilantro, cumin, lime juice, salt and pepper and egg together.
  • Using a cookie size scoop, form meatballs.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet, placing evenly.
  • Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  • While meatballs are cooking make Chile Cheese Sauce.
  • In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Add flour and whisk together, cooking until bubbly.
  • Add the chiles and milk stirring until it thickens and whisk in the shredded cheese.
  • Stir over low heat until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  • Do not boil, just keep warm.
  • Serve over a bed of brown rice, 4 to 6 meatballs per serving.
  • Top with Chile Cheese Sauce and garnish with sour cream, Chipotle & Tomato Salsa, and chopped fresh cilantro if desired.
  • Yields 8 to 10 servings.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 397mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

Ingredients: Cheese, Egg, Lime, Quinoa, Turkey
Meal Type: Main Dish
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Mexican, Vegetables, Oven, Stove Top