Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt - Chef Abbie Gellman MS, RD, CDN

Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

Chef Abbie Gellman RD

Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

I love meatballs and use all types of ground meat regularly. It is versatile, lower in fat, and extremely flavorful when combined with the right ingredients. I’ve been experimenting with Welch’s 100% Grape Juice and thought, why not grape meatballs? 100% grape juice is an easy and delicious way to get the heart-health benefits of the one-of-a-kind Concord grape and is kid and family friendly. In addition, 100% grape juice made with Concord grapes provides many of the same polyphenols (or plant nutrients) and heart-health benefits as red wine.

Turns out, these Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt are delicious, simple, nutritious, and a crowd pleaser! Enjoy!

Note: Feel free to use whatever ground meat you like. Ground chicken, ground pork, and ground veal all make delicious meatballs. Or experiment and combine pork/veal/beef!

Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword: grape, meatballs, mint, yogurt
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD



  • 1/3 cup mint minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
  • 1 pound ground turkey

Mint Yogurt

  • 1 cup 0% plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mint minced
  • Pinch salt
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Pinch ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease muffin tins with spray olive oil. Place all meatball ingredients except ground turkey into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Add ground turkey and incorporate mixture with hands.
  • Place ~1 ounce (golf ball size) meatball mixture in each muffin spot. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  • While meatballs bake, combine all ingredients for mint yogurt, mix together, and place in refrigerator to allow flavors to come together.
  • Serve meatballs with mint yogurt. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories 310
Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 3 g
Added Sugar 0 g
Sodium 300 mg

By posting this recipe, I am entering my recipe into the Taste the Mighty Concord Welch’s Recipe Contest, a sponsored recipe contest in which I am eligible to win prizes. I was not compensated for my time.

17 thoughts on “Grape Meatballs with Mint Yogurt

    1. Hi Ellen, each serving should be about 4 meatballs and 3-4 tablespoons of the mint yogurt. Hope you enjoy them! Would love to hear your thoughts!

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