Italian Turkey Meatballs

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We love these juicy, Italian turkey meatballs in homemade tomato sauce. Serve them over your favorite pasta, pizza or sandwich!

Italian Turkey Meatballs

I buy a package of ground turkey every week with no plan on how I am going to use them. Some days I make tacos, turkey meatloaf or ground turkey skillet. But most days I turn them into meatballs. And my family loves them, so that’s a big win! I have SO many turkey meatball recipes in the archives, some highlights are Instant Pot Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs, Cheesy Turkey Meatball Skillet, and Asian Turkey Meatballs.

My Italian husband loves his mom’s beef meatballs, so making them with ground turkey without him complaining was not easy. Don’t get me wrong – we love meatballs made with ground beef, but I also love these ground turkey meatballs as a lighter alternative. Tommy gives these 2 thumbs up!

How To Make Italian Turkey Meatballs

Here’s the ingredients used. Simply combine, roll and bake or add to the sauce.

Turkey: I use 99% lean ground turkey, but you can also use 93% or lean ground chicken. Breadcrumbs: If you can’t find whole-wheat seasoned crumbs, regular will work. Sub gluten-free breadcrumbs for gluten-free meatballs. Cheese: I used grated Parmigiano Reggiano, but you can substitute regular parmesan or Pecorino Romano. Herbs: Sub fresh basil or dried parsley for fresh parsley. Egg: The egg binds the meat and other ingredients together. Seasoning: Salt, pepper, and garlic give these Italian meatballs more flavor. Add crushed red pepper if you prefer them spicy. Meatballs Tips

These healthy Italian turkey meatballs are great for meal prep. Here are a few more tips to save even more time:

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