turkey meatballs recipe

Italian Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Easy turkey meatballs that are perfect served over whole wheat spaghetti or zucchini noodles.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 cups marinara sauce look for a low sugar, low-fat variety, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Place the turkey, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, egg and water in a bowl; mix until thoroughly combined. You may need to add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to get a smooth mixture.
  3. Take approximately 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball.
  4. Place the meatball on the sheet pan and repeat with remaining meat.
  5. Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray. Broil for 10 minutes or until meatballs are just done.
  6. Place the meatballs on a plate and pour the marinara sauce over the top, Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Turkey Meatballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1526mg 64%
Potassium 997mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 18.1%
Vitamin C 17.1%
Calcium 6%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.