Ginger-Spiced Turkey Meatballs Recipe


So I’m sure by now you know that I love recipes with turkey, and lately I’ve been obsessed with finding a tasty, healthy turkey meatballs recipe. In my opinion, meatballs are perfect for a mid-afternoon snack: portable and convenient, filling, delicious, and nutritious!

Turkey Meatballs Recipe…The Perfect Protein Snack?

Luckily I’ve never been the type of person who feels full by snacking on carbs…this foodie needs protein to feel full! And our bodies take longer to digest protein than it does carbs, which explains why I feel fuller longer on protein. And with protein and carbohydrates both being 4 calories per gram, I would prefer to fill up on protein (because excess carbohydrates from your meal that is not immediately used by your body is stored as fat)! That is why I believe that a good turkey meatballs recipe is the perfect mid-afternoon protein snack. Anyway, enough of my love of tasty lean protein!

Ginger-Spiced Turkey Meatballs Recipe, Adapted from The Kitchn

  • 1.25 lbs (20 oz) 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 3-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (I love cilantro so used 1/2 a bunch of cilantro)
  • 4 egg whites

Directions for Turkey Meatballs Recipe:

1. Using your hands or the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, mix all the ingredients: ground turkey, onion, ginger, garlic, pepper, chili powder, garam masala, cilantro, and egg whites.

2. Heat the oven to 450°F. Scoop tablespoonfuls of the meat mixture and roll into evenly-shaped meatballs. Roast the meatballs for 20 minutes or until just barely pink in the middle.

Makes 30 Meatballs. Serving size : 6 meatballs

Nutrition Info for Ginger-Spiced Turkey Meatballs Recipe:

211 calories per serving

27g protein

7.5g carbs

8g fat

Turkey Meatballs Recipe Variations:

-Save time by doubling the recipe and putting the mixture into a large meatloaf pan and baking at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes. Makes 10, 4-oz servings.

-Make kabobs by sliding them onto bamboo skewers and grill until smoky and charred

This turkey meatballs recipe goes great with my cauliflower recipe for baked fritters (if I do say so myself). Like this recipe? Then share it with your friends!

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