homemade turkey meatballs

Man, I’ve been so busy I hadn’t had time to edit these pictures until Sunday! This recipe is from well over a week ago…I can’t even remember when. I know I’ve seen lots of balls posted here lately, and here you go…my first balls recipe. ;)

This recipe was similar to my turkey meatloaf recipe, but a few changes. Most drastically in shape, although I did cook them in the same pan.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 medium sized red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Savory All-Purpose Seasoning mix by McCormick
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • pepper to taste
  • EVOO
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together all ingredients with hands. Form into 12-14 palm size ball shapes (yup, get your hands dirty!)
  3. Over medium heat, swirl EVOO onto a hot skillet. Brown outside of meatballs until just golden.
  4. Add meatballs to a breadpan or other baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through the middle.
  5. Serve with your favorite pasta.
I served my meatballs with whole wheat thin spaghetti. I made a sauce using one tablespoon of butter and a whole can of diced tomato. I then seasoned it with basil, oregano, and garlic salt to taste. We then topped each dish with four meatballs and grated Parmesan.
Time to dig in!
This dish was soo¬†good! Although I must say, four meatballs was way too much. I could have stopped at three. And should have…but they were in my bowl, and those balls stood no chance.
Did this post remind you of Spaghetti-o’s and Meatballs? Gosh, that was one of my most favorite¬†treats as a kid! Maybe even as an adult… :)

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