Loaded Turkey Meatballs

These delicious meatballs are healthy and perfectly packed with flavor. Spaghetti and meatballs, anyone? Indulge in a healthy version with zucchini linguine or spaghetti squash as a clean healthy alternative to the real thing (tastes even better, in my opinion)!


Loaded Turkey Meatballs

Preparation 8 min 2017-08-20T00:08:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 min 2017-08-20T00:20:00+00:00


  • 1 lb. organic extra lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup handful of frozen spinach (defrosted, drained, squeezed to remove excess water)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like a little kick!)
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
  • 2. Line a baking sheet and grease lightly
  • 3. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  • 4. Roll into balls and bake on 350 for about 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked through
  • 5. Serve with sauce of choice!
  • Recipe Notes

  • Can sub ground chicken, too!
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    10 comments on “Loaded Turkey Meatballs

    • Tried the recipe tonight. I cut the onions down to 1/2 of an onion and still too much. I would suggest 1/4 of an onion and sauté them first. Outside of the onions the overall flavor was good.

    • Made these tonight. First, when I was just mixing the ingredients, it smelled AMAZING. Then while the meatballs were cooking, other people in the house were commenting on how great it smelled. Finally, they tasted JUST as good as they smelled! Great, easy recipe! I will definitely be adding to my favorite week night dinner collection.

    • I love these meatballs! I’ve made them several times now, no modifications required. I often double the batch and put some in the freezer. I recommend that you include a suggested amount for the salt instead of “to taste.” Nobody’s going to taste a raw meatball 🙂

    • Do you think I could sub frozen chopped kale for the spinach? Do you think I would have to do anything different? Thanks!

    • Quick questions, the ingredients list says “1 cup handful of frozen spinach”

      What exactly is that measurement? Thanks1

    • Thx for a great recipe! Had a 3lb Jennie-O ground turkey. Tripled the recipe with a few changes so I could use the fresh ingredients I had. One whole small red onion, four garlic cloves smashed in a baggie, 5 unpacked cups of fresh spinach chopped really well and only 2 extra large brown eggs. The recipe yielded 2 baking trays of 15-20 meatballs. 350 oven for total of 40 mins. The meat will drain the liquid from the spinach so when I flipped the meat after 20 mins I also drained the spinach liquid. As one reviewer mentioned, even before they went into the oven, my family smelled them and couldn’t wait to eat. Thanks again!


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