These lean turkey meatballs make a plate of spaghetti more substantial and are easy to put together for your weekly meal prep for lunch. The active time is only about 15 minutes and the rest is just baking in the oven, which is awesome for busy people!
So get out a large mixing bowl and add your ingredients. Below is a picture of all the ingredients before mixing together.
You will use 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, red pepper flakes and and egg.
Once you add all the ingredients, you will mix together. I believe it is best to use your hands for this recipes because the seasonings will stick to the spoon and you want to be sure they all get mixed in to the meat.
For the breadcrumbs, you can use store bought pre-made bread crumbs, but I did not have any on hand so I toasted a few pieces of bread and made my own. I left a couple of the pieces a little bit bigger than crumbs on purpose for texture, but you do not have to do this.
After mixing your ingredients, you will roll the mixture into balls and place on a greased baking sheet for baking. I made mine medium sized but any size will work just fine. See below for what they look like before baking.
I baked these at 375 for about 35 minutes, flipping half way through.
Then I mixed into the spaghetti I made for lunch, yum!
I made enough for 4 servings with about 6 meatballs each.
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a pan with aluminum foil. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
- Put all ingredients in the bowl and mix together with your hands.
- Form 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet.
- Bake 35 minutes, flipping half way through.
- Cool and serve