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Turkey Meatballs Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 24-30 meatballs 1x
  • Diet: Low Fat


Turkey Meatballs are a healthy, easy to prepare meal that your family will love. This juicy meatball recipe is easy to prepare on a weeknight and are full of flavor.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cups bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion diced small
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl add the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, diced onion, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Stir to combine without over mixing.
  4. Using a cookie scoop (a 2 tablespoon or medium scoop), scoop out the meat mixture and and place it in the prepared baking dish. Repeat until all of the meat mixture is used.
  5. If you want to, you can roll the balls into more uniformed circles with your hands but that's up to you. The oil residue from the pan that is now on the bottom of the meatball helps them not stick to your hands as much.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees. F.
  7. Remove from the over and serve hot.


  • You can serve these like you would any meatball. Add them to a tomato sauce and serve over pasta, use in your favorite meatball sandwich, or make party meatballs with them. Sometimes I just makes and serve them like mini meatloaf and don't do anything to them besides put them on the table.
  • You can use homemade bread crumbs if you have them (I just pulse the tail ends of bread in my food processor when they are getting old, great way to use odds and ends of loaves). You can also use store bought plain bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs.
  • I've had good luck using ground oats in place the bread crumbs in this recipe (which can make it gluten free if you use gluten free oats). Just place your oats in the blender or food process then measure out what you need from the ground oats.
  • I prefer this baked method to make them in a skillet. I find they come out more moist and they don't fall apart.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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