Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipe

I don’t like recipes with a lot of extra context behind it so I will keep this into pretty short. This is my recipe for healthy turkey meatballs. I use this with pasta, in a sub, sandwich, you can make smaller ones for a great appetizer.

If you have kids or like to get your hands dirty this would be an awesome activity to do around dinnertime because you pretty much dump everything into one bowl and BOOM, done!

What You’ll Need 

  • 1 pound of extra lean turkey
  • 1/4 of an onion- diced
  • 3 garlic cloves – grated or minced
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • garlic powder
  • dried parsley
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 egg
  • (optional) shredded mozzarella
  • about 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs (they can be GF but I just used the regular ones)
  • A bowl
  • baking sheet + aluminum foil or parchment paper

What you will do

  • Add your meat + onion + garlic + herbs/spices. Mix it all together using clean hands or a spoon, I prefer using my hands because I can make sure all the seasonings is distributed throughout.
  • Add in your egg and mix together. You’ll notice its pretty loose which is why I add in bread crumbs. You don’t need a lot just enough to bind it all together. At this point all of the spices and herbs should be distributed pretty evenly throughout the meat. You can add in your cheese.
  • Start rolling small meatballs onto a baking sheet. You can add some olive oil to the baking sheet or spray some Pam on it.
  • At 350 degrees F, bake these for about 20 minutes give or take. You may want to flip them once they are half way through.
  • Cut into the fattest meatball and if the center is still pink put it in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Bonus: If you are making pasta with any sauce, add in the meatballs into the sauce and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes so the meat absorbs some of the juices of the sauce. Also, it will make your sauce a lot more richer since all the flavors are incorporating well.

I hope you make this! Tag me if you do. I cook with turkey meat a lot at home because it’s what I prefer. I store some of the meatballs in the freezer so I can thaw them out whenever I want and make some pasta or something.

I hope you enjoy!

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