Nothing screams comforting quite like a nice bowl of pasta and the best topping for that just happens to be this homemade turkey meatballs recipe. This is one recipe that will stay in your menu rotation because it's fast, easy, and delicious. With low calories and using a lean protein, it's ideal for nearly any diet plan and can easily be made smaller or larger to suit your recipe needs.
Homemade Turkey Meatballs
Ground turkey is one of the go-to options for dinnertime since it is high in protein, low in calories, and low in fat. I love that it is an excellent base with mild flavor that can be adapted for any meal. This recipe uses basic seasonings for an Italian flavor, but you may also update it with different options to spice things up or even give it a Cajun flavor if you prefer.
Can I Use Different Ground Meats?
If you are not a fan of ground turkey then you can use ground beef, ground turkey, or ground pork for this recipe. The only thing to consider is that the points and nutrition value will change when using anything other than turkey in this recipe.
What Should I Serve These With?
Meatballs are one of the most versatile additions to your meal plan. Personally, the classic version with a good homemade pasta sauce and your favorite spaghetti is my favorite go-to. Others might prefer these prepared differently in a soup, casserole, or even just by themselves with some dipping sauce. Below are some of the ways I use meatballs most often in my menu.
- Meatball and White Bean Soup with Kale
- Meatballs with Spicy Peanut Sauce
- Keto Italian Zucchini Pasta Casserole Recipe
- Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Boats
- Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Party Meatballs
- Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs Recipe
Can I Make These and Freeze Ahead of Time?
You can definitely make these ahead of time and freeze them for later. I like to make a triple or quadruple batch and then cook and freeze some for easy meals and then freeze some raw to cook later.
When freezing uncooked meatballs, I highly recommend putting them on a lined baking sheet and placing them in the freezer for 1-2 hours to "freeze" before dropping them into a freezer storage bag. This makes sure they won't stick together in the freezer bag. Just make sure to label and date them when freezing for later. They will be good for up to 4 months in the freezer.
How Many myWW Points Do These Have?
The points below are for a serving of 2 meatballs, if you make a batch of 10 meatballs with this recipe. If your size and amount of meatballs varies, then you will need to recalculate the recipe for the correct points value. This is just for the meatballs and not for any sauce or pasta served with these.
- myWW Blue: 1
- myWW Green: 3
- myWW Purple: 0
- Points Plus: 4
- Lean ground turkey
- Quick oats
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dehydrated minced onion
- Dried basil, oregano, parsley
- Parmesan cheese
- Black pepper
How to Make Homemade Turkey Meatballs
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until completely blended and the seasonings are incorporated well.
Spray the baking sheet with non-stick spray and then form 10 meatballs from the mixture placing them about 1" apart on the baking sheet.
Place into the oven and bake for 8 minutes then turn and continue cooking for an additional 8 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Serve alone or with your favorite pasta and sauce for a great meal.
The points calculations below are for a serving of 2 (two) meatballs. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 327mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 24g
The points calculations below are for a serving of 2 (two) meatballs.
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