Not-so-fat Tuesday recipe: Homemade Turkey Meatballs!

I’m sharing one of my newest, favorite recipes today since tomorrow’s “Recipe Wednesday” can’t be meat-related….it’s Ash Wednesday, for those who follow the tradition! (How is Lent already here?)


Anyways, I recently made this recipe for turkey meatballs and fell in love with it. I like to get 3 lbs of lean ground turkey and go to town for an afternoon and make a ton of meatballs. Then I have plenty of quick, easy, delicious protein for my day!


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  • 1 cup gf breadcrumbs 

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup basil (I use dried because that’s what I have at home)

  • 1/4 milk (I use almond because it’s what I have at home)

  • 1 tbsp ketchup

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 1-1.5 lbs lean ground turkey


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

  • Combine all ingredients except turkey in large bowl with spatula. Then add turkey. Make sure you integrate the spices/dough-y mixture evenly into the turkey. This may take some manipulation with a spatula, but it’s worth it.

  • Roll the turkey meat into small balls and place on a greased pan. (I use olive oil spray.)
  • Cook for about 15 minutes, or when internal temperature of the meatball reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Enjoy this delicious treat!


Other thing to note: If I make the 3 lb version, I sometimes have to do it in 2 shifts (ie. mix ingredients into 1.5 lbs of turkey meat and then do it again). It’s a pain, but it makes plenty of food for the week!

You can also add tomato sauce to these bad boys,  but when I’m eating quickly, I just make them without sauce. It’s up to you!



I think I’ll go out and make this recipe tonight!

In peace & health,

Amanda & the Fit Family

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