Italian Turkey Meatballs

Yield: 22 meatballs
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Italian turkey meatballs are a classic ground turkey meatball recipe. Serve with sauce and spaghetti for a complete meal!
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  • 2 slices plain white bread
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more as needed


  1. Wet bread and squeeze out water. Crumble wet bread into a large bowl. Add the parmesan, onion, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir to blend. Add the ground turkey and egg and mix gently with your hands until thoroughly combined.

  2. Form the meat mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls (22 to 24 meatballs). Place the meatballs on a heavy nonstick baking sheet, spacing apart. Chill 1 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle meatballs with olive oil and bake until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with pasta and marinara sauce.


  • *Use gluten free bread to make this recipe gluten free.
  • Nutritional info is for one (1 1/2 inch) meatball.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1meatball) — Calories: 81.8, Fat: 5.1g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 32.1mg, Sodium: 211.7mg, Potassium: 23.5mg, Carbohydrates: 1.7g, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 0.3g, Protein: 7.5g

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: italian turkey meatballs, turkey meatballs
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