Baked Turkey Meatballs [Video]

by Nata
Baked Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are super tasty, tender, and absolutely delectable. This dish will pair great with any side dishes, and the whole family will adore and savor it.

Why turkey meatballs? Turkey is more dietary rather chicken, and more healthy. It is packed with protein and lots of vitamins and minerals. We all know that turkey is a kind of dry meat, but this recipe takes it to another level as I have added aromatic tomato paste, garlic, a lot of Mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. What else to dream of? Those who love cheese as much as I do will find this recipe out of this world – finger-licking and quick to make.

Baked Turkey Meatballs I like meatball cooked in anyways, however, this recipe caught my eyes due to the creamy sauce with a lot of cheese. First, I always fry them a little on each side to obtain some crispy sides. Then coated in tomato sauce enhanced with a lot of cheese I bake meatballs for 10 to 15 minutes to be sure that they are fully cooked on the inside.

I have added a lot of herbs and seasoning to the ground turkey meat to make the meatballs more aromatic and flavorful. It is a hearty and satisfying dish this is why I recommend you to make two or three meatballs for each person. What I adore to add in meatballs is some sesame seeds, for today I have skipped this moment, but if you like, you can easily add some to make them more crunchy and for a nice/different aspect.

Baked Turkey Meatballs Nothing screams more a delightful dinner than some turkey meatballs paired with some mashed potatoes, polenta, boiled rice, or some spaghetti. Try this simple recipe that will brighten up your life.

Ingredients for Baked Turkey Meatballs:

Turkey Meatballs are pretty easy to make and surely will not make you seek through the supermarket for ingredients. The core ingredient you will need is top-quality turkey breast (whole or already ground), Mozzarella, and Parmesan. Everything else you probably already have in your pantry. But to make the cooking process find below the full list of ingredients:

Baked Turkey Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground meat chicken
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 3 small onion
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

How To Make Baked Turkey Meatballs?

Baked Turkey Meatballs Juicy meatballs bathed in plenty of tomato sauce with layers of flavorful Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese will become your mealtime hero. Baked meatballs are a perfect dish to make if you have to feed a crowd.

Traditional meatball recipes call for a mix of different meats, but this recipe keeps it simple with ground turkey only. Turkey meat is lean and mild.

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, chopped onion, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, ground black pepper, one egg, and a good pinch of salt. Using hands, blend everything well until everything is combined.

Baked Turkey Meatballs Now form meatballs, about the size of a ping pong ball. The easiest way to shape the meatballs is by using an ice-cream scoop. But telling the truth, I prefer to shape the meatballs by hand. Grease palms with some oil and form the balls by rounding meat in hands. I use to prepare the meatballs in advance and then fry them all at once.

Preheat a large saute pan over medium heat and add three tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil is hot, drop the meatballs gently. Fry meatballs on all sides until beautiful golden color, and then stir in 1 cup of tomato puree. Adjust the sauce for seasoning at your taste, cover the pan and bring it to a shimmer.

Baked Turkey Meatballs Once the sauce is bubbling, sprinkle over meatballs ½ cup of each shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Send the pan to the preheated oven at 375°F and bake meatballs for about 15 minutes. Serve the meatballs hot topped with fresh parsley.

More else what I like about this turkey meatballs recipe is that my daughter also adores eating it. You can make a bunch of meatballs and refrigerate or freeze an amount for later on other days when you are out of ideas and time. Just keep them in an airtight container and defrost them overnight before cooking.

Baked Turkey Meatballs

More Meatballs Recipes:

Turkey meatballs can be made in different ways and with different toppings. For example, for today I have made them in tomato sauce but you can easily make this recipe in white garlic/wine sauce.

Below find more recipes of meatball for inspiration:

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Nata
Turkey meatballs are super tasty, tender, and absolutely delectable. This dish will pair great with any side dishes, and the whole family will adore and savor it.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine World
Servings 8 people
Calories 196 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb ground turkey
  • 3 small onions
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, chopped onion, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, ground black pepper, one egg, and a good pinch of salt. Using hands, blend everything well until everything is combined. Shape meatballs.
  • Preheat a large saute pan over medium heat and add three tablespoons of olive oil. When the oil is hot, drop the meatballs gently. Fry meatballs on all sides until beautiful golden color, and then stir in 1 cup of tomato puree. Adjust the sauce for seasoning at your taste, cover the pan and bring it to a shimmer.
  • Once the sauce is bubbling, sprinkle over meatballs ½ cup of each shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Send the pan to the preheated oven at 375°F and bake meatballs for about 15 minutes. Serve the meatballs hot topped with fresh parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 32gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 655mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 568IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 2mg
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