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Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked Turkey Meatballs are a delicious lighter alternative to my Grandmother's Italian Meatballs! Baked in the oven instead of fried, they are the healthy turkey meatball recipe you've been looking for!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: healthy
Servings: 24 meatballs
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 pound ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 slices of Italian bread (5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, pour cold water over the Italian bread.  Let it soak for five minutes.  Then squeeze out the bread removing as much water as possible and break it up into small pieces.
  • In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients.  It works best to do this with your hands and make sure all the ingredients are well distributed.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, make even sized meatballs.  Roll them and place them on the prepared baking sheet.  If not using a cookie scoop, the meatballs should be about an inch and a half across.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a meatball in the middle of the tray is cooked through when cut in half.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 164.9mg | Potassium: 10.6mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 3.5IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 9.5mg | Iron: 3.1mg