Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are the perfect lightened up weeknight dinner! Serve them with some marinara over pasta or zoodles or just pile them on your plate and serve with some veggies. Simple, healthy, and filling!

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It’s the start of a new year and that means it’s time to step away from the Christmas cookies and step up your healthy eating game.

I have the biggest success feeding my family healthier meals when I take something they already love and just lighten it up a bit.

Enter these baked turkey meatballs!


Everyone loves a good meatball and these are lightened up with ground turkey in place of beef and they’re baked to perfection rather than cooked in oil on the stove.

I could put down the entire batch of these turkey meatballs in one sitting, but I guess that would defeat the whole ‘healthy eating’ thing I’m going for here. But, man, these are good.

Turkey Meatball Recipe:

To start, you’ll add some ground turkey (or chicken, if you prefer chicken meatballs!) and bread crumbs to a mixing bowl.

turkey meatball ingredients in glass bowl

We’re going to add flavor with some minced onion and garlic, lots of fresh parsley, and a little Italian seasoning. Don’t forget the salt and pepper.

Mix that all up using either a wooden spoon or your hands. Either works.

turkey meatballs in the oven

I use a large cookie scoop (affiliate link) to scoop out balls of the meatball mixture and then roll it into a nicely shaped ball in the palms of my hands.

Place your meatballs on a large baking sheet that you’ve sprayed with non-stick spray and then pop them in a hot oven.

These will take about 15 minutes to bake. I always check poultry with a thermometer before serving. These should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

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How to serve with these healthy turkey meatballs:

These turkey meatballs can be served any number of ways!

Pop a toothpick in them and serve them as a snack or appetizer. They’re super flavorful on their own, but some warmed marinara makes a nice dip.

Heat some marinara on the stove and toss your meatballs in. Serve over pasta or zucchini noodles.

Treat them as a main dish and pile them up on your plate next to a serving of my roasted vegetables and a side salad topped with this homemade ranch dressing.

Pile them into a hoagie roll, top with some low fat mozzarella, and some marinara. How good does that sound?

I also think would be amazing served alongside some twice baked potatoes!

These baked turkey meatballs will be a hit no matter how you serve them!

healthy turkey meatballs recipe

More turkey recipes to try: 

Turkey Meatloaf: It’s just as moist and delicious as a traditional meatloaf!

Best Turkey Burger Recipe: Honestly. I like these better than beef burgers.

Leftover Turkey Soup: Use up shredded turkey from the holidays or make it with ground turkey!

Healthy turkey meatballs baked in the oven! These are so easy and so tasty! #recipe #turkeymeatballs #healthy #meatballs

Healthy turkey meatballs baked in the oven! These are so easy and so tasty! #recipe #turkeymeatballs #healthy #meatballs
4.88 from 8 votes

Turkey Meatballs

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 4
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy
Calories: 234 kcal

Healthy turkey meatballs made easy by baking them in the oven! 


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine. 

  3. Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out equal sized portions of the meatball mixture. Roll into uniform balls using your hands.

  4. Place meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees. 

  5. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Serve with a dish of warmed marina for dipping or over pasta with marinara sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 473mg21%
Potassium 479mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.