Recipes over 5 years ago by Liz Adams

Perfect Weeknight Turkey Meatball Recipe

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Easy and Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipe for Weeknight DinnersOne of my goals this year is to get every recipe we make on Cooking with Liz (our weekly IG Live!) up on the blog so we can all enjoy them! Turkey meatballs are my jam. They work with so many different meals and I love making a big batch at the beginning of the week and using them for a bunch of different meals. What I love about cooking (vs. baking) is that you can kind of experiment with what you love. My measurements for meatballs aren’t specific and sometimes I’ll add in some other flavors if I’m feeling it. But these are fresh and delicious and moist! So so yum.

Weeknight Turkey Meatball Recipe

Ingredients: (makes about 12 meatballs)

  • 1 lb ground turkey (I like to get this from the butcher and do 1/2 lb ground turkey thigh and 1/2 lb ground turkey breast)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp of your favorite pesto
  • 1 cup of baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • garlic powder
  • oregano
  • salt + pepper
  • red pepper flakes (optional)



  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine the ground turkey, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp of your favorite pesto, 1 cup of baby spinach chopped, 1 egg, a couple dashes of garlic powder, oregano, salt + pepper
  • Roll into equal size balls and set aside
  • In a medium saute pan, heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on both sides (about 3 mins each side)
  • Transfer to a baking tray lined in aluminum foil. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cooked through
  • Serve however you’d like!


Ideas on how to serve

We are limiting our carb intake lately so I sautéed some mushrooms and topped with our favorite pasta sauce (we love Rao’s!). We also love these over quinoa, roasted tomatoes and basil, over spaghetti, tucked into a pita with tomato sauce and mozzarella or just alone from the refrigerator. Ha! They are so so good. I swear pesto is a GAME CHANGER and I prefer meatballs without the bread crumbs because I think it keeps them more moist. 

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