Asian Turkey Meatballs


These Asian turkey meatballs are so good for an appetizer. People love them!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
18 small meatballs



  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • ½ cup minced cilantro

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 scallions, minced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 slices fresh ginger, or more to taste

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 box toothpicks


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine turkey, cilantro, bread crumbs, egg, scallions, vegetable oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce in a large bowl. Gently mix with your hands until combined. Roll tablespoon-sized scoops between your palms to form meatballs. Arrange meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until well browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce. Smash ginger with the heavy side of a knife and place in a small pot. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar. Stir over medium-low until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Simmer, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Fish out ginger and divide sauce among small cups.

  5. Serve meatballs alongside sauce, with toothpicks for dipping.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in the recipe name and yield when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* 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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