how to make lean turkey meatballs

I don’t mean to brag but these herby, lean turkey meatballs smelled so good before they were even cooked.


  • 1.5-2 lbs Jennie-o 93/7 lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (or more)
  • 2 cracked eggs
  • 3/4 tsp salt and pepper
  • Options: 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup bread crumbs

Directions: combine all ingredients. roll up mixture into 1-1.5″ balls and grill on pan with a little olive or avocado oil.  Serve with a bed of raw spinach!


2 thoughts on “how to make lean turkey meatballs

  1. I may have to try this recipe. I got some ground turkey defrosting in the refrigerator now. I’ll let you know if I make it. Thanks for sharing!

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