Italian baked turkey meatballs are juicy and healthy, made with lean ground turkey and baked instead of fried. This easy turkey meatball recipe is great on pasta, in meatball subs, and makes a great appetizer when served alongside marinara sauce.
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Italian Baked Turkey Meatballs

Italian baked turkey meatballs are juicy and healthier, made with lean ground turkey and baked instead of fried. This easy turkey meatball recipe is great on pasta, in meatball subs, and makes a great appetizer when served alongside marinara sauce.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 362

Ingredients

  • 16 oz ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet generously with cooking spray.
  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir or mix until just combined. I like to put on a pair of disposable gloves and mix everything with my hands.
  • Using a 1 1/2-tbsp cookie scoop, form meatballs and place evenly spaced on the greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the centers reach 165°F (fully cooked).

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.4g | Protein: 40.7g | Fat: 18.5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.4g | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 3.6mg