You will love these delicious turkey meatballs that are low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly. Ready in only 30 minutes, they are perfect for any meal or snack and can be prepared in many ways, making them ideal for meal prep.
These baked turkey meatballs are perfect for lunch or dinner, served with your favorite garnish! They are super easy to make and are tastier in the oven than fried. But, of course, you can also make them fried in oil if you want.
We all know we need to avoid frying, but the question is, what do we do with the meatballs craving? Sprinkled with a little oil and baked in the oven over medium heat, these gluten-free meatballs come out crispy on the outside and moist inside. They are absolutely delicious, served with a salad or sauce next to them.
- Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe
- Turkey Meatballs Ingredients
- How To Make These Delicious Turkey Meatballs
- Tips&Variations For The Best Turkey Meatballs
- How To Serve
- Storing Leftovers
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Turkey Meatballs
Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe
- They are much lighter and healthier than those made from fatty meat.
- Extremely easy to make.
- You can make them ahead of time.
- Made from only naturally low-carb ingredients.
- They are tender, juicy, and extremely flavorful.
Turkey Meatballs Ingredients
The ingredients you will need for these delicious meatballs are easy to find. And since this recipe is extremely versatile, you can enhance the flavors by adding your favorite seasonings. Here is everything you will need:
- Ground Turkey – Ground turkey is the main ingredient in this recipe. Because turkey is lean meat, you can get ground meat from any cut. Tight meat, on the other hand, makes for exceptionally juicy meatballs.
- Onion – You can either chop or grate the onion.
- Parsley – fresh parsley is the best; you can also use it to garnish the meatballs.
- Eggs – are used to bind all the ingredients.
- Garlic – use fresh garlic for a more intense flavor, or you can replace it with garlic powder to taste.
- Worcestershire Sauce – gives a sweet and savory flavor to the meatballs.
- Basil & oregano – I used dried ones in this recipe, but you can replace them with fresh ones.
- Salt&Pepper – to taste.
- Olive Oil – The meatballs are tender and juicy because of the olive oil.
How To Make These Delicious Turkey Meatballs
You will be surprised to see how easy it is to make these delicious turkey meatballs just by following some easy steps. Here is everything you have to do:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease or line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until the meatball mixture is well combined.
- Now you can form the meatballs. Using a small cookie scoop, roll each piece of meat into a ball and lay it on the prepared tray.
- Bake them for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Enjoy!!
Tips&Variations For The Best Turkey Meatballs
- Don’t overmix the mixture, or the meatballs will harden when baking.
- Make sure the meatballs don’t overcook. When the tips are golden, you’ll know they’re ready.
- You can add some cheddar cheese or parmesan into the mixture.
- Add some chili flakes or a splash of hot sauce if you like eating spicier.
- Making stuffed meatballs with a piece of mozzarella in the middle is a wonderful idea. They’ll be excellent, I promise.
- Before forming the meatballs, wet your hands with cold water. They won’t stick to their hands this way during the process. You may need to repeat the process if you’re making a double or triple batch of meatballs.
How To Serve
I like to eat some of them right away when they’re done, fresh and hot, but there are plenty of other ways to serve them:
- Fridge: you can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Freezer: these turkey meatballs are also freezer friendly; put them in a freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer for up to two months.
- Reheating: Place the frozen meatballs on a baking dish and bake them for 20 minutes. Spray some cooking spray over them 5 minutes before they’re ready.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make These Turkey Meatballs On Air Fryer?
Definitely, this is a great idea. First, prepare the meatball mixture as directed in this recipe, roll the meatballs, and bake for about 15 minutes in an air fryer.
Can I Fry These Keto Turkey Meatballs?
Absolutely yes. Heat 1-2 cups of frying oil to fry chicken meatballs in a medium skillet. Cook the meatballs in batches until completely cooked once the oil is heated.
Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?
Sure, this is another great thing about this recipe. Prepare the meatballs in the same manner as I did, then freeze them on a baking dish. Then place the frozen meatballs in a freezer bag and store them for up to two months in the freezer.
How To Tell If My Meatballs Are Ready?
The best way to check if the meatballs are ready is by using an internal thermometer. For example, your meatballs are ready if the thermometer reads 165 degrees for 15 seconds.
Can I Make This Recipe With Another Type Of Meat?
Yes, if you don’t have ground turkey, you can replace it with lean ground beef or lean ground chicken.
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 2/3 cup onion minced
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- Salt and black pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Prepare the meatballs:
- In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, onion, parsley, eggs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Use a spatula or your hands to mix well. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake the meatballs:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the meatballs for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove the meatballs from the oven and let them cool.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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