Turkey Meatballs – Easy, healthy and full of flavor. Low in carbs and fat and high in protein. This turkey meatball recipe makes the perfect weeknight dinner!
We love to whip up these ground turkey meatballs during the week for an easy dinner. They are constantly on rotation, as well as sheet pan sausage and vegetables, one pot chicken and rice and balsamic chicken and veggies.
Ground turkey meatballs
These turkey meatballs are so healthy and delicious! They’re low in carbs and fat and high in protein. They have tons of flavor and make the perfect weeknight dinner. We’re constantly baking them at our house on busy weeknights.
We love to serve these healthy turkey meatballs with marinara and put them over noodles or in a sub sandwich. They are popular served with mashed potatoes and gravy as well. You can also use a sweet and sour sauce and serve over rice. So many different ways to use these ground turkey meatballs!
Tips for making turkey meatballs
- Make sure the egg and turkey are both cold, it will help them stay together.
- Make sure to use fresh parsley and cheese, it will help the turkey meatballs to stay moist.
- Use a small cookie scoop to make the meatballs the same size.
- Flip halfway to prevent the bottoms from browning.
How do I make ground turkey meatballs?
These turkey meatballs are so simple to make and come together quickly. Just throw everything in a bowl, mix together/form into balls and then bake! Scroll down for the printable turkey meatball recipe.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Combine turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and parsley in a bowl. Use small cookie scoop or Tablespoon to scoop the meat out. Then form into balls and place on the pan.
- Bake meatballs for 17-20 minutes. Flip halfway through if you don’t want the bottoms to brown.
What can I eat meatballs with?
These turkey meatballs are so versatile and can be eaten a lot of different ways! Below are a few of our favorites.
Spaghetti: Try eating these turkey meatballs the traditional way, with spaghetti and marinara sauce. You could swap the spaghetti for zucchini noodles if looking for a low carb option.
Subs: Meatball subs are a family favorite! We love to use homemade french bread as the base and add the turkey meatballs along with lots of marinara and cheese.
Sliders: These healthy turkey meatballs are perfect for making meatball sliders. Such a delicious and easy appetizer recipe!
Mashed Potatoes: Nothing says comfort like mashed potatoes and gravy topped with meatballs!
Frequently asked questions about turkey meatballs
How long do I bake turkey meatballs? I’ve found that the turkey meatball recipe turns out perfectly when baked for 17-20 minutes. The meatballs are firm in shape, but still moist and delicious.
What temperature are turkey meatballs done? The ground turkey meatballs are cooked through when they reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
Do you have to use breadcrumbs in meatballs? I always use breadcrumbs in my turkey meatball recipe. They help to keep the meatballs tender and moist.
How do you pan fry ground turkey? To cook the healthy turkey meatballs in a pan, add 1 Tbsp oil and cook over medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes, or until cooked through.
How long are leftover meatballs good for? The turkey meatballs will keep for about 3-4 days. Make sure to store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Turkey Meatball Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3-4 Tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Combine the turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and parsley in a bowl.
- Use a small cookie scoop or Tablespoon to scoop the meat out. Then form into balls and place on the pan.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes. Turn halfway through if you don't want the bottoms to brown.