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The Perfect Turkey Meatballs (W30, Keto, Paleo)

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September 3, 2019 | Author: Ashley McCrary
Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are always a good idea….wouldn’t you agree? These Keto Turkey Meatballs are so easy to whip up and are perfect for weekly meal prep or a quick dinner. Not only are these Keto, but they are also Whole30, Paleo and gluten free.

Turkey Meatballs

Being able to serve my kiddos and husband a healthy meal that tastes as good as the real thing makes my heart so happy. My 5 year old loves taking these turkey meatballs in her lunch box and I love snacking on them in-between meals. Not to mention, these are perfect for social gatherings, tailgating and Sunday Night Football!

Turkey Meatballs

Using ground turkey instead of beef makes these meatballs super lean and the seasoning gives them a ton of flavor. They are also great on salads, over zoodles with marinara or even served with a side of scrambled eggs for breakfast.

Turkey Meatballs

How long will these Turkey Meatballs last in the fridge?

If stored in an airtight container, these meatballs will last up to a week. They also freeze great. I will store in a freezer proof container and they will last up to 3 months. Simply thaw, heat up and serve.

Turkey Meatballs

What else can you serve with these Turkey Meatballs for a complete meal for kids and adults?

These meatballs are great to eat all by themselves just as a snack, but they also serve a great meal. I love serving mine over a salad for a quick lunch or even on top of spaghetti squash with marinara sauce. Another unique way to use these as a meal is to stuff a few inside a sweet potato and cover with ranch.

In conclusion, these meatballs are really perfect anytime, anywhere. Additionally, if you are looking for something other than ketchup to dip these meatballs in, be sure to check out my 4 Majestic Sauces. All of the sauces pair great with the meatballs, however, my Mac’s Awesome Sauce is my favorite.

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Turkey Meatballs

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Turkey Meatballs

These all purpose turkey meatballs are perfect for a light weeknight dinner, an amazing snack, or even us for your weekly meal prep recipe. These are Paleo, Keto, Whole30, and Gluten Free.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2021 meatballs 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper (or more to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 12 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground turkey, almond flour, salt, garlic, onion powder, oregano, pepper, and parsley. Stir well to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the egg, then add it along with the coconut aminos, onions and tomato sauce to the meat mixture. Mix together with hands until evenly combined.
  4. Using a spoon, scoop the meat and shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs (size of a golf balls).
  5. Transfer and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. You should have about 18-20 meatballs total.
  6. Brush the tops of the meatballs with the olive oil.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatballs read 165 F on a meat thermometer.
  8. Serve as an appetizer or add a veggie and turn this into a complete meal. I love adding this on top of salads for a great meal-prep lunch option.

Notes

  • Store in a glass container in the fridge for up to one week.
  • You can also cook these in the air fryer in a single layer on 400F for 12-13 minutes. Flip halfway through cooking.
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer/ Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs
  • Calories: 234
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 418
  • Fat: 15.8
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 28.3

Keywords: Turkey Meatballs, Meatballs, Whole30 Recipes, Keto Recipes

30 thoughts on "The Perfect Turkey Meatballs (W30, Keto, Paleo)"

  1. Melanie says:

    Much easier than I thought and so yummy!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      This is so great to hear! Thank you.

    2. Julie says:

      These have been on my weekly rotation for months. So easy and delicious!

      1. Ashley McCrary says:

        Love this Julie………THanks for letting me know

  2. Susan says:

    I have the pickiest eaters ages 14,13,10 and everyone loves all of your recipes but they couldn’t get enough of this one!!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      This makes me so happy! Thank you for the review

  3. Luanne Sims says:

    I love eating these with your Awesome Sauce 🙂 also eat these on a salad or just warmed up with spaghetti sauce. Delicious!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you. So happy to hear this

  4. Lauren says:

    These were so good! I made them with ground chicken because it’s what I had on hand and they turned out great. Perfect for meal prep this week. Thanks!

  5. Amber Summers says:

    Love love love this recipe!! The first meatballs I’ve made that didn’t turn out too tough or dry. My 1 year old LOVES these as well, I keep some in the freezer for a quick lunch for her! ❤️

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      This makes me so happy! Thank you

  6. Sophie says:

    I don’t have any coconut aminos what can I substitute with?

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Hey Sophie, if you are not doing Whole30 or Keto you can substitute coconut aminos with soy sauce. Have a blessed weekend.

  7. Shannon Ginsberg says:

    I made this recipe with half the turkey, kept the egg and seasoning and added quinoa basmati rice to the meatballs. Baked for 20 minutes and they are super! I did not have coconut amino, so I used coconut that was ground….also did not have straight oregano or parsley so replaced with ITALIAN herbs

  8. Efren Colomo says:

    Seems delicious! Can the almond flour be substituted for the coconut one though? Thanks in advance

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      You are more than welcome to play around with it and try it. However, it isn’t something I have tested so I never like to say it will taste correct if you use something other than what the recipe calls for.

  9. Nicole says:

    These were great. I’m new to keto so it’s been a challenge finding good recipes. This is a keeper! The meatballs are so tasty and moist. Just as good as real Italian meatballs.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      I am so happy to hear this. Thank you!

  10. Cheryl Davis says:

    So delish! Knew I would like them, worried the guys wouldn’t so a added red pepper flakes. They love them too!
    Will be making more ground turkey meals besides tacos!
    Thank you 🤗

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Yay! Thank you

  11. Emily says:

    This recipe is so easy, flavorful and a family favorite!

  12. Sarah says:

    Delicious! I made some adjustments for what I had and they were fantastic. Made almond flour in my vitamix using smokehouse almonds from blue Diamond and a can of tomato sauce with oregano, garlic, and basil. Simple, holds together well, and definitely a new favorite. We served them over zoodles with some extra tomato sauce.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Wow. That sounds amazing. Thank you

  13. Cynthia says:

    So easy to make and full of flavor! Paired the meatballs with hearts of palm pasta & marinara!

  14. Alyssa Cooper says:

    Omg! I’m usually pretty terrible at cooking but these came out SO good! I just served it over some brown rice and it was delish 😋

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thrilled to hear Alyssa. Thank you for the kind words of support.

  15. Angela says:

    Thank you for sharing. Just made these. They are my new favorite! Recipe is definitely a keeper.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear. Thank you

  16. Lisa Owen says:

    Can I make these a few ahead before I cook them ?
    Thanks in advance !
    Lisa

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Hi Lisa……..I find it easier to make a large amount to then freeze. Thank you!!


 

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