Italian Turkey Meatballs

Italian Turkey Meatballs

Melt Organic Buttery Spread 0

"These lean meatballs are filled with the flavors of Italy with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, and seasoned bread crumbs."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 188 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 188 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 351 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients together except for the Melt(R); stir well in a bowl. Form around 30 balls out of the mixture. Put them on a broiler pan coated with the melted Melt. Bake around 15 minutes or until a cut meatball shows no pink inside. Serve with pasta and sauce or place on a sandwich.
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Michelle A

These are excellent. I made them generally as written, but with the following minor changes: used Panko bread crumbs instead of italian (only because I didn't have Italian on hand), used chopped fresh basil instead of the fresh oregano but did put in about 1/2 tsp dried oregano so as not to miss out on its flavor, 3/4 tsp dried rosemary instead of fresh, 1/2 tsp regular mustard (no dry mustard on hand). Flavor is great. In fact, they remind me of italian sausage (yum). These did not need a broiler pan....the turkey didn't produce any fat or run-off. In fact, 30 minutes was a little too long and mine were a touch dry. I had scaled the recipe down to 1 lb ground turkey and rolled the meatballs relatively small, so maybe that had something to do with it. Next time I'll start checking them at 20 minutes and see when they're done. I will definitely be making them again!


These were the best turkey meatballs I've ever made. I used the fresh oregano, rosemary, and parsley, and I think that made a big difference. I also cut down the crushed red pepper to 1/4 teaspoon which was perfectly spicy enough. I also have no idea what Melt is so I just sprayed the broiler pan with an olive oil Pam spray. I served simply over thin spaghetti with a light marinara sauce and a side of broccoli rabe. It was delicious!


Used jarred spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce, grated vs. shredded parm, and proportional dried parsley, ground rosemary and a little less fresh oregano per other reviewer's recommendation. Very flavorful! The recipe for 1 pound of turkey perfectly made 20 meatballs with my cookie dough scoop.