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Mini Turkey Meatballs


  • 1 lb ground turkey preferably dark meat
  • half a large onion chopped small
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • generous handful chopped fresh herbs I love cilantro and use quite a bit


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Using a large spoon, stir together all the ingredients until well mixed.
  • Roll and shape into approx. 1″ to 1.25″ meatballs.
  • Place on a foil/parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approx 16 to 20 minutes – cut one open to test doneness.
  • OR you can just cook these on stovetop, simmering in your favorite sauce until cooked through. These also freeze well after being cooked.


*Freezing Tip: To prevent the meatballs from sticking together in one frozen clump, I first lay them out on a plate or baking sheet lined in parchment paper, and pop them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Once they’ve begun to freeze over, you can then transfer them into one baggie or container. The meatballs are good for a few months and simply needs 1 extra minute while baking, no thawing necessary.