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Low-carb and gluten-free meatballs are served plain as a dinner or an appetizer with a creamy, greek sauce.
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Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Greek Turkey Meatballs are full of fresh mint and parsley and loaded with Mediterranean flavor.  You can quickly cook these healthy meatballs in a skillet to get a crusty sear or bake them in the oven for easy clean-up.  This low-carb and gluten-free Greek dish can also be meal prepped for busy weeks or frozen for later!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 248 kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey 93/7
  • 1 egg large, whisked
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs plain, gluten-free or low-carb*
  • ½ cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. mint leaves fresh, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Greek seasoning homemade
  • ½ - ¾ tsp. salt to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. flour gluten-free, optional
  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive

Instructions

  1. Combine ground turkey, whisked egg, breadcrumbs, onion, mint, parsley, Greek seasoning, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Mix until well combined by either using a spatula or your hands.
  3. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of mixture and roll into a bowl. Spray a bit of non-stick cooking spray on your hands if you’re having trouble with the mixture sticking.
  4. Repeat with the remaining meat mixture until you have 20 meatballs.
  5. Optional: (Skip this step if baking the meatballs in the oven.) Place flour in a medium-sized shallow bowl and roll the meatballs in it. Shake off any excess flour.

To Pan-Sear:

  1. Place a large stainless steel or non-stick skillet over medium heat along with 1 tablespoon of oil.

  2. Add 10 of the meatballs to the skillet in a single layer. Cook for 7-9 minutes, turning every 1-2 minutes. You’ll know the meatballs are done cooking when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

To Bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Line a large baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Place meatballs evenly spaced on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
  5. Serve Greek turkey meatballs with a side of Tzatziki sauce and homemade pita bread. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • You can also substitute with a low-carb pork Panko if you're on a low-carb diet.
  • Storing: These ground turkey meatballs will last for up to 3-4 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To freeze: Place them on a large baking sheet and pre-freeze for 3-4 hours.  Once firm, add the meatballs to a freezer-safe container or gallon-sized Ziploc bag.  These meatballs will freeze well for up to a year, but do start to loose their quality after 3-4 months.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Turkey Meatballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 335mg15%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 819IU16%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.