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Put turkey meatballs on your dinner menu this week! Easy to whip up, full of flavor, and can be served with anything from rice to mashed potatoes or pasta noodles!

Turkey is a great healthy alternative to ground beef, and it tastes great in this meatball recipe. You can also sub ground turkey in meatloaf, goulash, or chili!

turkey meatballs on a plate with mashed potatoes

baked turkey meatballs

Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Here is your answer!

A 30-minute meal that is protein packed and goes with anything! Serve it with rice, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, garlic bread, or a yummy salad!

What’s not to love about a delicious and simple dinner? Plus, it’s great to make if you have leftover turkey, like after the holidays. 😉

These meatballs replace your classic ground beef meatballs with ground turkey, which makes them a little healthier. Trust me, you won’t even taste the difference. All of the spices and herbs turn these meatballs into one big delicious bite.

Your family is going to love these meatballs baked to perfection.

ingredients for ground turkey meatballs in a mixing bowl

How to Make Turkey Meatballs

Make sure your oven is preheated to to 375 degrees.

MIX. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic salt and Italian seasoning. Then add the milk and the egg. Mix it all together until combined.

FORM BALLS. Divide the mixture into 15 round balls. They should be just under 1/4 cup each.

BAKE. Place them on the greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Check to see if they’re done with a meat thermometer. It should read 165°F when they are ready.

Serve with your favorite meatball dinner!

easy turkey meatballs on a baking sheet

Must-Know tips + storing

One of my favorite things about meatballs is that you can prepare them ahead of time, freeze them, and then pop a few in the oven whenever you want meatballs. Perfect for kid lunches or a last minute dinner!

How to freeze: Put your meatballs on the cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and put them in the freezer for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes you can then transfer the meatballs to a freezer-safe plastic bag. Freeze until ready to cook!

Store leftovers: If you have any leftover cooked meatballs, they should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for 2-3 days.

Serve your baked turkey meatballs with your favorite side dishes, some fettuccine Alfredo, or a big bowl of spaghetti! Anyway you serve these, they are bound to be a hit! How do you like to serve your meatballs?

turkey meatballs on a blue plate with mashed potatoes and gravy

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Turkey Meatballs

By: Lil’ Luna
Turkey meatballs can be enjoyed over rice, mashed potatoes, or pasta for a flavor-packed weeknight dinner in minutes!
Servings: 15
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 28 minutes


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup Italian bread Crumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (with parsley flakes)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
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  • Preheat oven to 375°F Use cooking spray to spray a large cookie sheet.
  • In a large bowl, mix turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Then add the milk and egg. Mix until combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 15 balls. (They'll be just under ¼ cup each.) Place them on the greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. A meat thermometer would read 165°F.
  • Serve with your favorite meatball dinner, such as pasta and marinara sauce.



Calories: 70kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 283mg, Potassium: 111mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 64IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. Candice G. says:

    5 stars
    These are so easy and delicious! My grand-daughter loves them so I sometimes double the recipe so I have them ready in the freezer when she comes to visit. Easier than other recipes I have tried and just as good… or better… without all the extra work! I put them in a pot on stove top with jarred marinara sauce and simmer for a bit before serving with pasta. Voila! Delicious, easy meal.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      I’m so happy to hear the meatballs are a hit, especially with your granddaughter too. They sound delicious with marinara and pasta. Yum!! Thanks for sharing what you do.

  2. kristina says:

    5 stars
    I TRY TO ALWAYS DOUBLE MY RECIPES AND FREEZE AS MUCH AS I CAN FOR LATER. so Thanks for always including storage info.

  3. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    A healthier version of the regular meatball without sacrificing taste.

  4. Cheryl S says:

    5 stars
    I made these last night with mashed potatoes and a big salad and my family is already asking when we can have it again!

  5. Krissy Allori says:

    5 stars
    These are great meatballs that you can have without feeling any guilt. I served them to my family and they were a hit.

  6. Stephanie says:

    5 stars
    Such great meatballs. I loved the parmesan cheese in them!

  7. Lauren Kelly says:

    5 stars
    I love baked recipes and your recipe is amazing! My whole family loved them. Thank you!

  8. Katerina @ diethood .com says:

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this recipe! These turkey meatballs look and sound incredibly delicious!!

  9. Joy says:

    5 stars
    These would make a great appetizer on Thanksgiving!! Super tasty & easy to make!

  10. Violet says:

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this recipe!! I have never tried turkey meatballs. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You are so welcome!! I hope you like them!