These healthy turkey meatballs are made with lean ground turkey and simple seasonings, making them a weeknight dinner favorite. They are low in fat, packed with protein, and incredibly easy to make. Plus, they’re versatile—you can incorporate them into practically any dish, from pasta or pizza to a Banh Mi sandwich.
Ingredients – 1 small white onion – ¾ cup bread crumbs – ½ cup milk – 1 egg, lightly beaten – 1 teaspoon dried fennel seed, crushed with a mortar – ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese – 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley – 4 garlic cloves, minced – 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest – ¼ teaspoon ground allspice – ¼ teaspoon salt – ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – 1 pound ground turkey
Grate the onion over a bowl, then add the bread crumbs and milk. Add the seasonings, lemon zest, and parmesan, and stir well. Stir in the ground turkey.
Form the ground turkey mixture into small balls and place on a baking sheet, then refrigerate for 1 hour. To bake them, brush them with oil and pop them in the oven
If you want to cook them on the stovetop: Fry the meatballs in batches of 5-8 at a time. Roll the meatballs to brown them on all sides.
To cook them in sauce, add marinara sauce to the skillet and simmer the meatballs for 15 minutes.
These healthy turkey meatballs are made with lean ground turkey and simple seasonings, making them a weeknight dinner favorite. They're also incredibly versatile, and you can serve them in so many ways – from spaghetti and meatballs to meatball subs or simply alongside a salad for a light lunch.