Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

23 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 96% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

To make this a completely healthy meal, serve over spaghetti squash rather than pasta!


1 cup oatmeal; or unseasoned bread crumbs
3/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese; finely grated
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3/4 cup Egg Beaters; or 3 beaten eggs
2 tbsp dry oregano
1 tbsp garlic; minced
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp black pepper
2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 pinch pinch nutmeg
2 lb. ground turkey
2 cups low-sodium beef broth

Original recipe makes 8



Preheat oven to 450.

Stir together oatmeal and next 12 ingredients (through nutmeg). Combine the ground turkey with the bread crumb mixture. Stir together with a fork.

Use a cookie dropper, portioning scoop, or two spoons and shape the meat mixture into balls (about 2").

Coat a baking sheet (with sides) with nonstick spray. Space meatballs on tray so they're not crowded or touching.

Cover bottom of pan with beef broth. Bake for 25 minutes or until the meatballs are just cooked through.

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Almost a year later and we make this recipe at least 3 times a month. We make it into Meatballs, hamburgers (husband won't eat any other hamburger now), and meatloaf.
no01idea 7m ago

I used a cookie dropper to do the portions. The mixture seemed runny but after cooking in the oven they turned out firm and fabulous. Great recipe, I also substituted milk with rice milk and used only breadcrumbs and no oat. Will definitely do it again.
mmajoli 1y ago

This is my new go to meatball recipe. The first time I made it just as the recipe states, and it was not runny and made perfect meatballs and were nice and juicy, the second time I read reviews and decided to add more breadcrumbs, and to my family they were a little dry. FYI, makes a GREAT turkey burger (just cook in patty shape in oven).
no01idea 1y ago

I read the reviews prior to making these and I took the advice of others. I didn't add the 1/2 cup of beef broth to the meatballs but I did add an additional 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs. I did not have 2 lbs of turkey so I made mine 1/2 turkey and 1/2 ground beef. They were fantastic! The entire family loved them. The fresh parsley is a must. It added so much flavor. We will definitely make these again.
Mistikaldarkhope 2y ago

I should have put more bread crumbs in to firm them up. when I baked them they turned into meat "patties" so I chopped them up and added them to the sauce. I also used Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning and salad dressing mix instead of parmesan. All of this made a fantastic spaghetti sauce, my family said it was the best ever.
trainguy 2y ago

I make this all the time. You can sub out the dairy for almond or soy milk and its amazing!!
missjess87 3y ago

The recipe as follows was too watery so I added about 3/4 cup more breadcrumbs. I also did not have beef broth so I used one cup of chicken broth and a splash of soy sauce. I baked them in a marinara sauce layer for 25 minutes...came out DELICIOUS. I may use 1/2 cup of broth next time so I can use less breadcrumb but overall, these were great!
jillrussack 3y ago

Oh yeah, these ARE good! With the one cup of bread crumbs in addition to the oatmeal, they shaped up nicely. I also made a meatloaf with part of the meat, which baked about 35 minutes.
srbodlak 3y ago

The flavor is great on these! However, mine were really loose. I ended up with patties instead of balls because there was no way to shape them. But because they are so tasty I plan to make again. Thanks!
erikawasielewski 3y ago

My family loves this, but I don't use pepper flakes
Whedongeek 3y ago

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