by Meli C

Herbed Turkey Meatballs

Lean ground turkey has pretty much replaced any other form of ground meat (beef or chicken) when I cook. I find the taste of ground turkey to be a little milder, perfect for making a variety of recipes because you can pretty much give it any flavor you like through the seasoning.

The latest addition to my ground turkey recipes are these yummy herbed turkey meatballs.  These were improvised but turned out to be incredibly good, and in less than 30 minutes!   Please, I encourage you, try these at home.


Approx. 1 lb lean ground turkey
½ cup Italian breadcrumbs (or make healthier breadcrumbs)
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder or garlic salt
Salt, pepper to taste
1 egg (or 2 tablespoons of egg substitute like Egg Beaters)
1 tsp olive oil or non-stick spray


Spray a large pan with non-stick spray (or use the olive oil if you prefer) and heat over medium-low.

Combine the ground turkey and the seasonings in a large bowl: breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and then add in the egg.  Mix everything together with your hands and then form the little meatballs. Keep in mind these will shrink a but after cooking.

Place them into the pan as you form them. Let them cook over medium heat for about 10 to 12 minutes, turning them often to make sure each side is browning. I like to cover them in-between turns to make sure they cook thoroughly inside.  When you think they’re ready, cut one open to make sure it’s fully cooked before removing them from the pan. Make sure you don’t overcook these because they’ll dry up.

1 comment

1 laura { 10.19.10 at 4:21 pm }

I will try them soon!

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