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Overhead view of a plate with eleven turkey meatballs with a bowl of sauce on the side.
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Turkey Meatballs

Tender, juicy, and full of flavor, these baked Turkey Meatballs make for the perfect weeknight dinner. These easy and healthy meatballs come together in under 30 minutes and are always a crowd-pleaser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • Sheet Pan


  • 1 ½ lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • cup parsley minced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • olive oil I use a spray


  • fresh chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 375 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with olive oil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, minced onion, parsley, egg, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Form the balls with your hands about 1.5” in diameter and place on the prepared baking sheet, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Spray the meatballs with a light coat of olive oil spray.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatballs has reached 165 F. Optional: broil for an additional 2 minutes to brown the meatballs.



  • Avoid overcooking the meatballs, or they’ll dry out. Start checking the meatballs for doneness at the 15-minute mark.
  • The best way to check that your meatballs are done is to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Once the internal temperature has reached 165F, remove them from the oven.
  • For uniformed meatballs, you can use a cookie or ice cream scoop. Making sure they’re all the same size helps them bake evenly and avoid having a couple of dry meatballs.
  • Avoid overmixing the meat mixture as it can make the meatballs tough. 
  • If you don’t have enough ground turkey on hand, you can mix another meat such as beef, pork, or chicken with the turkey. 


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 492IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg