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Basic Turkey Meatballs

Everybody loves meatball night! These classic turkey meatballs pair perfectly with your favorite pasta and sauce, or alongside any of your favorite vegetables. Make a double or triple batch of meatballs and freeze for future meals!

May 17, 2021
Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

30 minutes

30 min

Basic Turkey Meatballs
Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

30 minutes

30 min

Ingredients

for 14 meatballs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey (455 g)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs (45 g)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • ½ cup fresh parsley (20 g), finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pasta, for serving
  • Sauce, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 94
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and golden brown, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and let the onion mixture cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, panko, Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, and onion mixture. Use your hands to mix until just combined.
  5. Shape the turkey mixture into 1½-inch balls (you should have about 14). Place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake the meatballs until browned and cooked through, 20–25 minutes.
  7. Serve with pasta and sauce of your choice.
  8. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 14 meatballs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey (455 g)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs (45 g)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • ½ cup fresh parsley (20 g), finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pasta, for serving
  • Sauce, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 94
  • Fat 4g
  • Carbs 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and golden brown, about 7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and let the onion mixture cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, panko, Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, and onion mixture. Use your hands to mix until just combined.
  5. Shape the turkey mixture into 1½-inch balls (you should have about 14). Place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake the meatballs until browned and cooked through, 20–25 minutes.
  7. Serve with pasta and sauce of your choice.
  8. Enjoy!
Basic Turkey Meatballs

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