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Curried Turkey Meatballs


"A great-tasting, lean meatball. I serve mine with pita bread, hummus, and a crispy salad."
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35 m servings 294 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (20 meatballs)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine turkey, onion, bread crumbs, egg, curry powder, salt, cumin, ginger, and cinnamon together in a bowl using your hands; form into about 20 balls.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs, working in batches, in hot oil until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer browned meatballs to a baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 294 calories; 17.2 g fat; 9.9 g carbohydrates; 25.7 g protein; 130 mg cholesterol; 629 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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  1. 48 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Delicious!!! Made it with Mediterranean kale dish and a side of hummus.

Most helpful critical review

These were good but not a hit with the kids :( Good for adults though! Also, they really need to be hot, not good when room temp.

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Delicious!!! Made it with Mediterranean kale dish and a side of hummus.

Not sure why these haven't gotten more reviews... they are fantastic and so simple. This was a hit in our house! Thanks for the great recipe.

I added a little red pepper diced up fine. Yum. Very lean and tasty.

My husband gives these meatballs 5 stars because he's not a fan of ground turkey, but he loved these!! I added red curry paste and cayenne pepper, but it still wasn't spicy enough for us! My s...

Easy! served with Hungarian cucumber salad from this site and with hummus and Naan bread. My 4 year old even ate it and he doesn't like meat. Might add a little more curry next time but it was...

Delicious! I took the suggestion of others and used a whole Tablespoon of curry powder. These gave them a strong curry flavor which I like. I also made these paleo-friendly by omitting the bread...

I couldn't quit eating them. Added grated zuchinni to make them moist just because I always do. Curry flavor is incredible.

Great tasting recipe!! Very easy to make.

The dish is good. The next attempt I will try to do something with the texture. Ground turkey is kinda pasty, in general, when trying to make any kind of meatball or meatloaf. However, it was...