These turkey meatballs are moist and flavorful. Pan fry, bake, or cook from raw right into your favorite spaghetti sauce, as I do!

debbie eckstein
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • Mix turkey, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, and salt together in a large bowl. Form meat mixture with wet hands into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter without handling or packing too hard.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 20 minutes . An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

You can also pan fry the meatballs on medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil for about 15 minutes. Keep turning the meatballs to brown them on all sides and make sure to test for doneness.

If using with spaghetti sauce, drop raw meatballs into your favorite sauce and gently simmer for about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; 13.2 g total fat; 133 mg cholesterol; 573 mg sodium. 10.4 g carbohydrates; 29.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2017
This was a good basis for a recipe. However, I did make some changes. I added pepper, about the same amount as salt, 3 finely minced cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of dry oregano and basil, and cut the parsley in half and used dry. I will definitely make these again, especially being they freeze great so I can make a batch, eat what I want and freeze the rest! To heat, just stick in the microwave for one minute and finish in toaster oven and heat at 300 degrees until hot. Read More
(20)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/25/2020
Nothing spectacular! The meatballs were very bland, and my hubby didn’t like it! Will not make this recipe again very disappointing! Especially when your husband says they have no taste. Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2017
This was a good basis for a recipe. However, I did make some changes. I added pepper, about the same amount as salt, 3 finely minced cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of dry oregano and basil, and cut the parsley in half and used dry. I will definitely make these again, especially being they freeze great so I can make a batch, eat what I want and freeze the rest! To heat, just stick in the microwave for one minute and finish in toaster oven and heat at 300 degrees until hot. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2017
This was a good basis for a recipe. However, I did make some changes. I added pepper, about the same amount as salt, 3 finely minced cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of dry oregano and basil, and cut the parsley in half and used dry. I will definitely make these again, especially being they freeze great so I can make a batch, eat what I want and freeze the rest! To heat, just stick in the microwave for one minute and finish in toaster oven and heat at 300 degrees until hot. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2017
I baked these after forming them using my medium-sized cookie scoop. Instead of adding just parsley (I used 2 tablespoons of dried rather than fresh) I also added about 1 1/2 teaspoons of my Papa's Seasoning from this site. I made these without using a sauce other than catsup with added hot sauce but next time I'll use a marinara. Thanks weeble! We enjoyed our dinner a lot! Read More
(8)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2017
I always try to make the recipe exactly as it is written before I review it, but I only had plain bread crumbs on hand. This being said, I added 1 1/2 Tbsp. of Italian seasoning to compensate. The meatballs were delicious! Try are firm but still moist with a hint of Parmesan cheese flavor. I did turn the meatballs 1/2 way through cooking to brown them evenly. I did not add them to my spaghetti sauce or simmer them. I highly recommend these! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2018
I had a half pound of leftover turkey from another recipe I made. I wanted to find something quick and easy so as not to waste it. My husband thought these meatballs were great. I asked him if I should make again he said OH YEAH! Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2018
Theses were really easy to make. I used dried parsley and added basil oregano garlic powder and onion powder to the mix. Read More
(1)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2018
Add 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts to these meatballs and you won t regret it. Sounds weird I know but my family begs for these once a week at least. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2020
Very good. I used an air fryer. 8 minutes at 370 degrees, turn them, and 2-4 minutes more, depending on size. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2018
Delicious! I will make these again and again they re easy to make and come out tender moist and delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2019
These meatballs are delicious. i substitute the italian seasoned turkey as it gives the meatball more of a sausagey flavor. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/25/2020
Nothing spectacular! The meatballs were very bland, and my hubby didn’t like it! Will not make this recipe again very disappointing! Especially when your husband says they have no taste. Read More