Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs


My mom developed this recipe after many attempts at gluten-free meatballs. We now have a delicious and healthy way to eat a food we love!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
40 meatballs


  • ¾ pound ground turkey

  • ½ pound chicken sausage, casings removed

  • cup gluten-free bread crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine ground turkey, chicken sausage, bread crumbs, basil, milk, garlic, Parmesan cheese, kosher salt, and black pepper in a bowl; mix gently with a fork. Drop mixture, about 1 1/4-inch diameter per meatball, onto the prepared baking sheet using a spoon.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

Substitute 2 teaspoons garlic powder for the minced garlic, if desired.

You can use 1 and 1/4 pounds of whatever ground meat you prefer rather than the ground turkey mixed with sausage. You could also try different spices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

32 Calories
2g Fat
1g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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