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Did someone say meatballs? I personally LOVE meatballs, but lately I have been trying to stay away from eating too much red meat, as I’m sure many of you are as well, which is why I wanted to create a recipe for delicious meatballs, that doesn’t require ground beef!

Easy Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Ground turkey has much less saturated fat than beef, it’s lower in cholesterol and it costs less too which makes it even more of a weeknight dinner score! This simple, yet healthy turkey meatball recipe is a great way to trim up your spaghetti night without compromising taste. They are super delicious, flavorful and made with ingredients most people already have on hand…(so no late night grocery run) #winning!

healthy turkey meatball recipe

Easy Ground Turkey Meatballs Recipe

A delicious take on easy ground turkey recipes

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 12 mins

Course Main Course, Side Dish

Cuisine American

Servings 4 people

Calories 210 kcal

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey 93% lean or more
  • 2 tbsp. Italian Style Breadcrumbs
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • Step 1: Put all ingredients except the onion and olive oil into a mixing bowl and gently mix together with your hands until the ground turkey is moist from the egg and all ingredients are blended as one

  • Step 2: Heat olive oil on medium heat until oil is warm, then add the chopped onion to the pan and let brown

  • Step 3: Use an ice cream scooper, or manually, roll the meat mixture into medium-sized balls, they should be about 1 1/2 inch in diameter

  • Step 4: Place each meatball into the hot pan with olive oil and cook on medium-low heat (covered) for about 5 minutes and then rotate the meatballs in intervals of 2 minutes per side until meatballs are no longer pink inside

  • Step 5: When fully cooked, place meatballs on a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any remaining oil

  • Step 6: Serve with your favorite pasta or in a sub roll for a delicious, and healthy meal!

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If you’re wondering what type of products to use listed below are the brands that I like to use, but you can easily pick up these same items or similar ones from your local grocery store!

Also for a fun way to serve these delicious turkey meatballs as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre you can use these really cute and super fun cocktail picks to stick in each meatball for a party or social gathering.

easy turkey meatballs recipe