All Purpose Turkey Meatballs

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These All Purpose Turkey Meatballs are the best ever turkey meatballs.

They come out juicy and flavorful every time!

Add them to pasta sauces, meatball subs or enjoy them as an appetizer with sweet & sour sauce.Juicy All Purpose Turkey Meatballs. These are the best turkey meatballs, they come out juicy and flavorful every time! Add them to pasta sauces, meatball subs or enjoy them as an appetizer with sweet & sour sauce.

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How to Make All Purpose Turkey Meatballs

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I absolutely love ground turkey.  It’s lean, fairly inexpensive and works perfectly in pretty much any dish requiring ground meat.

I’ve used it in everything from meatloaf to cabbage rolls and I almost always use ground turkey in my favorite pasta sauce.

Since ground turkey has such a mild flavor it can be flavored perfectly for any dish (turkey taco salad anyone?) and especially for these turkey meatballs!

Turkey Meatballs are cooked to juicy tender perfection in this recipe!

The only thing that could make turkey even more perfect? Serve it up as turkey meatballs!

I call these meatballs “All-Purpose” because you really can use them in anything.  They’re perfect in appetizers (like cocktail meatballs), add them to a pasta sauce for a delicious spaghetti and turkey meatballs or toss them with marinara & a little cheese for a meatball sub lunch!

And let’s not forget our little Meatball Mummies!

Perfectly seasoned, these tender All Purpose Turkey Meatballs are a kitchen staple. These are the best turkey meatballs, they come out juicy and flavorful every time! Add them to pasta sauces, meatball subs or enjoy them as an appetizer with sweet & sour sauce.

How Do You Make Moist Turkey Meatballs?

These turkey meatballs come out tender and juicy every time.  Here are a few great tips to make sure your meatballs come out absolutely perfectly!

  • Don’t overmix the meat, you just want to mix until everything is combined.
  • Don’t skip the fresh parsley (or the seasonings), it makes a huge difference in this recipe.
  • Make sure they’re uniform in shape (they will all cook for the same amount of time)

Juicy All Purpose Turkey Meatballs. These are the best turkey meatballs, they come out juicy and flavorful every time! Add them to pasta sauces, meatball subs or enjoy them as an appetizer with sweet & sour sauce.

Can You Bake Turkey Meatballs?

Yes most definitely!  I love to bake this turkey meatball recipe to keep it healthier than it would be if we fried them!

I find baking the meatballs makes them nice and tender too!

How Long Do you Bake Turkey Meatballs?

I generally bake these at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes.

If you are short on time, you can also cook these at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until no pink remains!

To freeze these meatballs, place them on a parchment lined pan and freeze.  Once frozen transfer to a freezer bag or a sealed container.  To use, defrost and cook as directed in the recipe.  (You can cook and completely cool them before freezing if desired.  To use, just simply defrost and reheat).

Print Recipe
4.12 from 9 votes
Servings: 50 meatballs
ALL PURPOSE TURKEY MEATBALL RECIPE
Prep Time:
12 mins
Cook Time:
28 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turkey Meatballs
These All Purpose Turkey Meatballs are the best ever turkey meatballs. They come out juicy and flavorful every time! Add them to pasta sauces, meatball subs or enjoy them as an appetizer with sweet & sour sauce.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each basil and oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix just until combined.
  3. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Divide meat mixture into 1″ meatballs and roll into balls.
  4. Bake for 28-30 minutes or just until cooked. (Do not overbake)
Nutrition Information
Calories: 28, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 44mg, Potassium: 65mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 1.6%, Vitamin C: 1.4%, Calcium: 0.5%, Iron: 1.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Juicy All Purpose Turkey Meatballs. These are the best turkey meatballs, they come out juicy and flavorful every time! Add them to pasta sauces, meatball subs or enjoy them as an appetizer with sweet & sour sauce.

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

30 comments on “All Purpose Turkey Meatballs”

  1. Oh my these meatballs are better than I ever imagined!!! I had planned on putting sauce and cheese on them, but after trying the first bite I didn’t want to ruin the flavor so I nixed both the sauce and cheese and ate them plain. Just wow!! Best meatballs ever. Thanks for sharing the recipe! 

  2. Great recipe I add bacon to my turkey meatballs for the fat so they are nice and juicy. I also add parm/reggiano cheese.

  3. Ended up pretty dry and bland.

    • If they ended up dry that would mean they overcooked so possibly your meatballs were smaller than mine or your oven ran a bit hotter. You’ll want to ensure you cook them to a temperature of 165°F so they are cooked through but still delicious and juicy.

  4. Do you freeze them after you cook them?  And how long are they good in the freezer?  Sorry stupid questions 

    • Jovanna, you can freeze them if you’d like, or you can use them fresh. They should keep well for about 3 months in the freezer. Thank you for asking! Enjoy!

  5. Does this call for dried or fresh basil and Oregano? The photo shows dried but the recipe does not indicate.

  6. If I leave out the onions, would it be ok?

  7. These were delicious and so easy to bring make! The only thing I would change would be to sauté the onions before adding them into the mixture. I didn’t chop them small enough so the meatballs still have a bit of a crunch to them. Otherwise, great recipe! 

  8. First time i made i had rave reviews, so now i doubled the recipe and will have them for a Superbowl party! This is now my go to recipe for meatballs.

  9. Just made these, and think they are perfect.. Perfect flavor, not too salty, not bland.. Nice easy recipe to follow.. Thank you for sharing

  10. I made the meatballs and they were good, but they lacked flavor. They also were very dry. I will try to remake them maybe adding bell pepper, olive oil, and maybe a little more of salt. My husband did not like them at all, so I ate the rest of the batch instead of wasting them. I will let you know how they turn out. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. These are wonderful!!!

  12. Made these tonight, absolutely delicious! Next time only think I’ll do is add some Parmesan cheese to the mixture. Thanks for the amazing recipe!!!

  13. Great recipe. They are great fresh and freeze well, too! I love it with the ground turkey, but was wondering if this recipe will work with ground beef? Do you recommend any modifications if using ground beef? Thanks!

  14. Do you think changing parsley to cilantro would change the flavor too drastically? I love cilantro but not sure how it would work with this recipe!

  15. can this be frozen?

  16. WOW!!! These were incredible!!! we added mozzarella cheese at the end!

  17. These are delicious! i just made them; I used 85/15 ground turkey because I was afraid to go too lean. YUM! good flavor. can’t wait to serve them tonight.

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