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Turkey Meatballs


Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Photo: Diana Rattray
I used half white meat ground turkey and half 85% lean ground turkey to make these turkey meatballs, and they were delicious. These turkey meatballs were wonderful in spaghetti sauce, but they would also make delicious little appetizers with a glaze or sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup soft fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning or blend of dried leaf oregano and basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs


Heat oven to 375°. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil, such as a large jelly roll pan, or two small jelly roll pans.

Combine turkey, cheese, 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs, egg, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir or mix on low speed of a stand mixer with paddle attachment until blended.

Shape into small meatballs, about 3/4 ounce each. I use a small cookie scoop, or you could weigh them as you shape them. Roll the meatballs in the find dry bread crumbs to lightly coat, then arrange the turkey meatballs on the baking sheet and dust with the dry bread crumbs. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. If you make larger meatballs, allow more time.

Use these turkey meatballs in your favorite appetizer meatball recipe or add them to your favorite spaghetti sauce for a great meal.
Serves 6 to 8.

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