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Basic Turkey Meatballs Recipe

These basic turkey meatballs are easy to make and can be frozen, then re-heated for a quick meal or snack. Make them in bulk, then use them to make one of the 10 different dinners ideas.
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN


  • 1 pound Lean Ground Tureky, 7% fat
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup classic bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbs parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray
  • Put all ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix together with your hands. Use a scoop to portion the meat into equal portions, then roll with your hands to form balls. Each raw meatball is ~1.3 ounces.
  • Put them in the baking dish then transfer to the oven to bake for ~25 minutes uncovered. For crispier meatballs, continue baking for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • Eat immediately or seal in an air-tight freezer bag for a future meal


  • Recipe makes ~ 15 meatballs.
  • Nutrition Facts (per meatball): 45 calories, 1 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 8 g protein, 1 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 6% DV iron
  • Meal Planning Serving Sizes (per 1 meatball): 0 CHO, 1 PRO, 1 FAT