Take it back to basics with these keto turkey meatballs. They’re the perfect addition to your meal whether you’re making them for yourself or hosting a party. These are far healthier than the pre-cooked frozen meatballs that can be bought at the store and it’s a bonus that these are also cheaper to make at home!
This is a basic keto meatball recipe you can easily alter to your taste. Feel free to add in chopped spinach, kale or parsley if you’re interested in making this simply a low carb meatball. Another option is to add in some grated Parmesan for a salty bite. For extra spice, chili powder would also be a nice option. The possibilities are endless!
Tips For Juicy Keto Turkey Meatballs
Now as you may know, turkey meatballs can tend to be a bit…uh…how do we say….. DRY!! Here are a few tips to ensure your keto meatballs bake up nice and juicy!
- Don’t over-mix the meat too much. Dump all the ingredients in the bowl and use your hands to mix them all up gently with your hands. Yeah meatballs love being touched.
- Always make a tiny test patty. You want to make sure your meatballs taste amazing before you make up the entire batch. Fry up a small piece and adjust the seasonings if needed.
- Add some fat and moisture. Turkey meat is very lean and dries out easily. Adding things like an egg, milk, cream, mayo, grated veggies, olive oil etc. will help it in the juicy department.
- Don’t overcook it! This recipe makes small meatballs which means they cook quick. If your oven tends to run a bit hotter or you use a very lean turkey then they will cook ever fast. So just keep an eye on that first batch (if you’re making several) so you’ll know how your oven behaves with this recipe.
That’s it! Go make some delicious keto meatballs sista!
More Keto Recipes:
This classic Waldorf Salad is full of fresh, crispy, apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a creamy mayonnaise dressing served over a bed of lettuce. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily add chicken or turkey to make it a complete meal!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 tsp chopped onions
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp tomato paste or 2 tbsp ketchup
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Form meatballs from 1 tbsp of mixture mold into the shape of a ball.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes on a lightly oiled 10 x 15 x 1 inch pan, or until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center.
This recipe makes small meatballs which means they cook quick. If your oven tends to run a bit hotter or you use a very lean turkey then they will cook VERY fast. So just keep an eye on that first batch (if you’re making several) so you’ll know how your oven behaves with this recipe.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 5 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g