Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked Turkey Meatballs are healthy, no chopping required, and require just a few simple ingredients. Just mix them up, roll, and bake! They’re versatile – enjoy as is, tossed with your favorite spaghetti marinara, or even as part of a salad. The options are endless! And, did I mention they are freezer friendly! Freeze them before or after baking for a perfect meal prep solution right in your freezer.

Baked Turkey Meatballs with marinara sauce in bowl

Baked Turkey Meatball Ingredients:

Just mix up the ingredients and roll!

  • Ground Turkey (or chicken)
  • Egg
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Spices: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt and Pepper

turkey meatball ingredients in bowl

How to Freeze the Meatballs:

  • After Baking: To freeze the baked turkey meatballs, follow the recipe and bake the meatballs. Allow to cool then freeze. To avoid the meatballs from sticking, freeze the meatballs on a sheet pan or plate first then transfer to a container or plastic bag. You then can reheat the frozen meatballs from frozen by warming in the oven (400°F for 15-20 minutes), in the microwave, or my favorite –  simmering in delicious marinara sauce to be served over pasta.
  • Before Baking: Freeze the unbaked meatballs on a baking sheet before transferring to a plastic bag or container. Bake the frozen meatballs, without thawing, at 400° F for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

baked turkey meatballs on sheetpan

Meatballs are a perfect meal prep solution because they are so versatile! The obvious option is to serve with marinara and pasta sauce, on their own dipped into a sauce, turned into meatball subs or sliders, thrown into a bowl with any carb and veggies, or even on top of a salad.

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Baked Turkey Meatballs are healthy and require just a few simple ingredients. Just mix them up, roll, and bake! They're versatile and freezer friendly! You can freeze them before or after baking.

Baked Turkey Meatballs


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 meatballs 1x

Description

Baked Turkey Meatballs are healthy and require just a few simple ingredients. Just mix them up, roll, and bake! They’re versatile and freezer friendly! You can freeze them before or after baking.


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey (or ground chicken)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

Mix and Roll Meatballs

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together.
  2. Roll into ~1.5 tablespoon sized balls. I like to use a small cookie scoop to achieve even sizes.

Freeze or Bake Meatballs

  1. To Bake: Place meatballs an inch or two apart on a baking sheet and bake in a 400° F preheated oven for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
  2. To Freeze: Place meatballs on a baking sheet or plate and freeze before transferring to a container or bag. Bake from frozen at 400°F for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Freezing the Baked Meatballs: After baking the meatballs, allow to cool then freeze on a baking sheet and transfer to a bag or container. To reheat the meatballs, you can simmer in a sauce, warm in the microwave, or bake in the oven at 400°F for 15-20 minutes.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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