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Baked turkey meatballs

This is a super easy recipe for baked turkey meatballs Italian-style that comes together quickly. Can easily be made ahead or cooked and then frozen.
Course Main Meal
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 meatballs
Calories 95kcal
Author Marie


For the meatball mixture

  • 2 pounds ground turkey don't use ultra lean (use 80/20)
  • 1 medium onion finely diced/minced
  • ½ cup basil chopped, loosely packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup parmesan grated
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs unseasoned
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • all purpose flour enough for rolling the meatballs

For serving

  • 56 ounces marinara sauce
  • 3 ounces parmesan grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add all ingredients for the meatball mixture, except for flour, to a large mixing bowl
  • Gently combine the ingredients
  • Using a large spoon or ice cream scooper, drop equal portions of the mixture onto a baking sheet
  • Sprinkle each portion with all purpose flour and roll into a ball, adding a bit more flour if necessary to aid in rolling as the mixture will be quite sticky
  • Transfer rolled meatballs to a clean baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes. You may turn the meatballs halfway through cooking (at about 10 minutes)
  • Top with your favorite red sauce (optional)


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.2mg