Cook/ Easy Weeknight

Turkey Meatballs

January 26, 2018

Last Updated on January 26, 2018 by Slow The Cook Down

This week, the lovely Deb from Bowl me over is sharing her awesome Turkey Meatballs with us! Thanks for sharing Deb, I was drooling when I read the recipe!!

Turkey Meatballs

Thank you so much for the opportunity to share a recipe with your audience Betty! Hi everyone my name is Deb and I blog at Bowl Me Over. On my blog I share delicious recipes that often end up in a bowl (hence the name Bowl Me Over).

When I began researching what recipe to make and share, I read Betty’s A little Bit About Me page. As I read her story, I giggled and laughed and realized how much we have in common, even though we are thousands of miles apart!

Like Betty I often cook with a glass of wine in my hand. Laughter is a staple in my house and I never take myself too seriously! And we both love good food!

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs – amazing flavor and easy to make!

Since fall is here and winter is right around the corner I thought it would be timely to share a great comfort food recipe. The recipe I’m sharing with you is delicious and easy – Turkey Meatballs!

Baked in the oven, rather than fried they are slow cooked goodness. Perfect for a lazy Saturday night, but delicious enough for company! I recently served these to my folks when they were visiting a few weeks ago and they absolutely loved them!

They are so easy to make, here is what you’ll need ~

  • turkey
  • frozen spinach
  • onion
  • cheese
  • egg
  • bread crumbs
  • spices

You’ll combine the above ingredients, mixing them well but being careful not to over-mix (that will make the meatballs tough).

Using a small ice-cream scoop portion them out and shape them into balls and place on a pan sprayed with non-stick coating.

Shape into meatballs.

Combine the ingredients, mixing them well but being careful not to over-mix. Using a small ice-cream scoop portion them out and shape them into balls will keep them uniform in shape and they will all cook at the same time.

Under the broiler they go for about twelve minutes. When they are done, they can be served several ways – with a pile of noodles, tucked into a sandwich, or my favorite way – bake them smothered in Mom’s Sunday Gravy topped with cheese!

Top them with sauce.

Add the meatballs to a skillet and top them with sauce.

Bathed in sauce, topped with cheese, covered baked in the oven – WOW! This and a some delicious crusty bread and a great red wine! That is foodie perfection and a fabulous meal!

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! For more yummy recipes, I’d be honored if you visit my website where I love sharing delicious meals like Pasta Primavera or a great Ramen Bowl. However I occasionally throw in something delicious like this amazing Blueberry Cobbler – because life is all about balance, right? ?

Turkey meatball recipe

Turkey Meatballs

A quick and easy Turkey Meatball recipe!  Perfect for weeknight dinners!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 237kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 quart Mom's Sunday Gravy or your favorite Marinara Sauce


  • Preheat broiler
  • Combine the above ingredients, mixing them well but being careful not to over-mix.
  • Using a small ice-cream scoop portion them out and shape them into balls and place on a pan sprayed with non-stick coating.
  • Broil for 10-12 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked thru. Keep an eye on them to avoid burning.
  • Remove from the oven and change the temperature to 350 degrees.
  • Add approximately 1/3 of the pasta sauce to the bottom of a large skillet. Add the meatballs to the pan, top with the remaining pasta sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional values are based on one of six servings.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1207mg | Potassium: 962mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6445IU | Vitamin C: 14.8mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 3.6mg
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Souper Chef Deb

Debra Clark blogs over at Bowl Me Over where she shares her love of all things in a bowl! Soups, stews, salads, Buddha bowls, ice cream – you name it! All are delicious and full of flavor. Most are quick, easy and healthy too!

You can also connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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  • Reply
    October 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    5 stars
    These are gorgeous meatballs! Perfect for a quick but yummy dinner!

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    October 28, 2017 at 2:54 am

    5 stars
    I love those toasted bits, and the tomato sauce to embrace all that goodness

  • Reply
    October 23, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Would it toooottally ruin the point of these being healthy if I ate the entire batch myself? They just look so darn good, I don’t know that I’ll be able to control myself!

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      October 23, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      5 stars
      Ha ha! I won’t tell anyone if you don’t!

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    Ben Myhre
    October 23, 2017 at 11:57 am

    These look great. I tend to think that ground turkey can be a great substitute in any sauce heavy meal.

    • Reply
      Slow The Cook Down
      October 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Ben, thanks for stopping by! I agree! Turkey is often an overlooked substitute!

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    Debra Clark
    October 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    You are so welcome Betty, I really appreciate the opportunity to share a recipe with your readers! We just LOVE this meal! The meatballs are so tender and delicious – I hope you do too! Happy Sunday to you and thank you again!

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      Slow The Cook Down
      October 22, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      It’s such an awesome recipe, packed full of flavour! I was drooling when you sent it to me! Enjoy the rest of the weekend 🙂

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