Ground Turkey Meatballs

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I’ve mentioned this before, but when I’m not eating dessert, I do my best to eat healthy foods.

Ground turkey is one of my favorite “replacements.”  You really can’t tell that big of a difference between turkey and hamburger meat, or at least I think you can’t.

I’ve never made meatballs before, so for my first time, I thought these turned out pretty well.  I just couldn’t tell when they were finished, so good luck with that. I finally decided they were done when they started getting crispy, but I’m sure there’s a more scientific way to tell.

What’s your favorite “healthy” meal?


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Ground Turkey Meatballs
From: All Recipes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (20 ounce) package ground turkey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with the olive oil, and place it in the oven while preheating.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground turkey, egg, and bread crumbs using your hands. Using an ice cream scoop if possible, form the meat into golf ball sized meatballs. Place about 1 inch apart in the hot baking dish. Press down to flatten the bottom just slightly.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn them over, and continue baking for about 5 more minutes, or until somewhat crispy on the outside. Serve with pasta and sauce or however you’d like.  I stored mine in pasta sauce and really liked the flavor afterward.

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