Frozen meatballs are a great way to prep an easy dinner when you don’t have anything else planned. These Easy Baked Turkey Meatballs from Uproot Kitchen are healthier than the traditional version. Turkey is one of the most protein-rich meats and it’s also low in saturated fat — a great combination if you ask us.
Easy Baked Turkey Meatballs
- 2 pounds 100% Ground Turkey Breast
- 1/2 cup Unseasoned Breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup Carrot
- 1/4 cup Onion
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Dash of Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Finely mince carrot and onion by hand or in a food processor and then combine all ingredients. Use your hands to gently mix.
Shape meatballs into 2-tablespoon-sized-balls and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, checking at 30 minutes to ensure there is no pink in the middle of the meatballs. Cook for 5 more minutes if needed.
Serve with pasta or spaghetti squash, and your favorite tomato sauce. You can veg it up by adding sautéed onion, zucchini, red pepper, and grape tomatoes.
You can freeze the meatballs in a plastic bag in the freezer for up to 3 months, letting them defrost in the fridge or microwave before eating.
Serves: 12 | Serving Size: 4 small meatballs
Per serving: Calories: 142; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 92mg; Sodium: 298mg; Total Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 16g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 19mg; Vitamin A: 12%; Vitamin C: 1%; Calcium: 3%; Iron: 9%
Marisa Westbrook is a public health professional and food blogger who shares healthy recipes for active lifestyles. By using whole ingredients, getting workouts in, and walking to fro-yo, she finds a healthy living balance. Visit her blog Uproot Kitchen for healthy recipes, travel and restaurant recaps, and active lifestyle tips, or connect with her via Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.
Photo courtesy of Marisa Westbrook. Original recipe published on Uproot Kitchen.