Baked Turkey Meatballs

6 Aug

This recipe is very simple and fast to make. Leftovers refrigerate well, so they make a great fast protein option to add to any meal. I like to eat them several ways, including over sauteed greens with marinara sauce, in a wrap, or of course, with spaghetti (or spaghetti squash!)



1 package (1.25 lbs) lean ground turkey

1/4 cup oats

2 egg whites (or 1 large egg)

1/2 onion, diced

couple handfuls of torn spinach

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp italian seasonings~ oregano, basil, parsley

1 tsp worchestire sauce


Saute or microwave diced onion to get it soft. Then mix everything together in a bowl. Form into small balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes. (oven time will vary, watch carefully)




17 Responses to “Baked Turkey Meatballs”

  1. Lisa August 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    perfect for lunch at the hospital! Thank ya!

  2. thecookieboss August 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    I think I’m going to make this recipe vegetarian-style. I bet all of those seasonings would work well with tofu. 🙂

    • Sweet Cheeks August 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

      oh yum, that is a great idea. let me know how it turns out!

  3. Jenny August 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    yumyumyummmm 🙂

    happy saturday Sweet Cheeks!

  4. lactosefreelizzie August 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Looks great!

  5. runningonapples August 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    hope your weekend is going well! looks goooooood =)

  6. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Yum! I love turket meatballs haha 🙂

  7. allieksmith August 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    Yum, these sound great, especially on top of spaghetti squash!

  8. Kaila @ healthyhelperblog! August 7, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    Just bought a spaghetti squash so now I have something to pair it with!!!! Can’t wait!!!

  9. katshealthcorner August 7, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    Those look so yummy! 🙂

  10. Allison (Allison's Delicious Life) August 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Yum! I love turkey meatballs because, as you said,they are so versatile and perfect for leftovers.

    I just wrote a post introducing a new segment on my blog about going back to college. I know you’re about to start this year so I thought you’d be interested in checking it out!

    Have a fabulous day,

    • Sweet Cheeks August 7, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

      I’m checking it out now. Thanks Allison!!

  11. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    These look awesome! I ❤ meatballs 🙂

  12. Haley Q August 8, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    I need to eat meatballs more often, these sound delish!

  13. danica August 8, 2011 at 1:20 am #

    mmm these look fantastic! I used to love meatball subs and this is a healthier way to do it – thanks!!

  14. movesnmunchies October 3, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    makin these tn!

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