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4.53 from 17 votes

10-Minute Healthy Turkey Meatballs (No Breadcrumbs!)

Easy to make, moist, flavorful, and healthy turkey meatballs made with few ingredients and no breadcrumbs. Low carb, gluten-free, and ready in 10 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Low Carb
Keyword: turkey meatball recipe, turkey meatballs
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Jamie Silva

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil plus more to brush on top
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced (or 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion)
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, add ground turkey, cumin, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, egg, sesame oil, and green onions. Gently mix until well combined. Careful not to overmix or the meatballs won’t be moist and tender. 
  • Form the mixture into meatballs. Place on lined baking sheet. Using a medium cookie scoop makes 15 meatballs, 1-inch in diameter. You can definitely make them in whatever size you'd like, just make sure they are all the same size so they cook evenly. 
  • Broil on HIGH for 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.* Brush with more sesame oil on top for more flavor. Serve with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

Notes

*Not all broilers are created equal. After 5 minutes, check your meatballs and flip, if needed, and continue cooking for the remaining 5 minutes. I've never had to do this but you know your broiler better than I do. ;)

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.4g | Protein: 32.7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 4% | Iron: 16%