Gluten-free claims have been growing on menus in most foodservice segments, and Butterball Foodservice is helping its customers meet this demand with new gluten-free turkey meatballs.
These Italian-seasoned turkey meatballs are fully cooked—chefs can simply heat and serve them, saving time and labor. A low-fat alternative to beef meatballs, this versatile product can be the main ingredient in an appetizer or entrée or act as an add-on in different types of recipes.
Half of consumers say they’d order a dinner entrée featuring meatballs,2 and this protein is among those growing fastest in sandwiches3 and on pizzas4 at the top 500 limited-service restaurants. Another way to use Butterball’s turkey meatballs is in a gluten-free global twist on spaghetti and meatballs—they’re mixed with an Asian sauce and paired with zucchini noodles in this Singapore Meatballs and Zoodles recipe.
Butterball Foodservice Senior Director of National Accounts/Marketing Richie Jenkins says, “Turkey is naturally gluten free, and our entire product line has followed that standard with the exception of turkey meatballs. Now, with this new product, we’re offering a solution for our customers and allowing them to give gluten-sensitive diners the better-for-you protein options they’re clearly craving. These meatballs are delicious, easy to prepare and able to complement all kinds of cuisines. They’re part of our commitment to continue innovating and developing new products that create new turkey menu opportunities for operators.”
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