Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Becca And Tory’s Dinners

Turkey Meatballs

15-20 meatballs


30 minutes

total time


1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (plus additional for serving)

1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs (whole wheat if possible)

3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs (basil, parsley, or chives a combo, plus additional for serving)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 pound 93% lean ground turkey (keep in your refrigerator until the last possible second)

1 large egg

1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (plus more as needed)

Prepared pasta sauce

Cooked whole wheat pasta or zucchini noodles

Creamy Polenta

Split and toasted hoagie buns

Prepared brown rice


Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray.


In a large mixing bowl, add the cheese, bread crumbs, herbs, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, pepper, and red pepper flakes and stir well to combine. Add the turkey.


In a small bowl, beat the egg, then add it to the meat mixture. With a fork or your fingers, mix just until combined, being careful not to compact the meat.


With a scoop or spoon, scoop the meat and shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. You will have about 20 meatballs total.

Brush the tops of the meatballs with the olive oil.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165°F on an instant-read thermometer. As an alternate way to check, a meatball in the center of the baking sheet should be fully cooked through when cut in half.


While the meatballs cook, warm the sauce and any other items you’d like to serve them with (pasta, hoagie buns, rice, etc.). Serve the meatballs hot, topped with the sauce, cheese, herbs, and any other additions.


Ours needed more than 15 minutes, can also broil for the last few


Serving Size

1 meatball


62 kcal

Total Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



26 mg



Total Carbohydrate

2 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

1 g


5 g

15-20 meatballs


30 minutes

total time
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