Thai Meatballs

These Thai Meatballs are paleo, gluten-free, and bursting with flavor. They are a healthy meatball recipe that everybody will love. This thai meatball recipe is loaded with veggies and infused with the perfect flavor combination of ginger, chili, garlic, and more. A total crowd pleaser that gets rave reviews!

Paleo Thai Meatballs

  Thai Meatballs

It took me a good three attempts to perfect these Thai Turkey Meatballs just right, and man are they a hit. The first time, the flavors just weren’t there… The second attempt was better, but needed a little more. Third times a charm because these FLEW off the plate. We couldn’t stop talking about how much we loved them and wanted them again.

Paleo Thai Meatballs Ingredients

Healthy Thai Turkey Meatballs

Plus, these could not be easier to make. Mix all the ingredients, toss on a baking sheet, bake, and enjoy! They make for a great meal prep option too! Protein packed, nutritious, and easy to take on the go.

Best Ground Turkey to Buy

We always buy organic ground turkey whenever possible!

What should I eat with meatballs

  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Rice
  • Stir Fry Veggies
  • Roasted Veggies
  • Zucchini Noodles
  • Rice Noodles
  • Thai Salad
  • … As MEAL PREP!

Thai Meatballs

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Paleo Thai Meatballs

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Total Time 30 minutes

Author: Lexi
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  • Preheat oven to 375
  • In a bowl combine all meatball ingredients
  • Mix well and form into balls
  • Place balls on lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes
  • While baking, combine all sauce ingredients in a small pot over medium heat
  • Once boiling, stir, and reduce heat to a simmer
  • When meatballs are done pour sauce over it, or use sauce as a dipping sauce

Recipe Notes

  • *Can sub sriracha for chili paste


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March 9, 2015

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47 responses to “Thai Meatballs”

  1. Oh how I love Asian Meatballs–these look amazing!!

  2. I am a huge meatball fan and love using turkey to keep it light. Love the flavor combo. Sharing now!

  3. Sounds like it was a pretty perfect weekend. The sushi making and tapas sound especially fun! These meatballs look delicious and I love the Thai flavors you gave them!

  4. These look terrific. May give them a try this week with my family. I laughed when I saw your comment about Sushi. Tried this at home also, but my rolls were too thick with rice. Just couldn’t get the right amount of rice in the roll to make it hold together, too much. Any hints from your class?

  5. Catherine says:

    Dear Lexi, These meatballs sound wonderful…I love all the flavors in this dish. This would be a hit with my family. xo, Catherine

  6. Rachael says:

    These look perfect! I want them all. Congrats on winning the TBN award thing by the way.

  7. These are right up my alley! I love Thai flavors, but never thought to make a meatball with them. Great idea!

  8. Valerie says:

    I LOVE thai food! Can’t wait to try these!

  9. Homa says:

    I just made these tonight and they are so aaaaamazing! Thank you!

  10. Not going to lie, I was drooling when I saw you post this on instagram- I’ve been stuck on sweet and salty paleo meatballs but love the idea of a Thai flavoured one!

  11. Amy Ayers says:

    These sound amazing Lexi!! And look so good. Glad you had an awesome weekend. A night making sushi followed by meals out and shopping sounds like it was a great way to spend a few days.

    • Lexi says:

      Thank you Amy! Can you eat these??

      • Amy Ayers says:

        Currently, no because of the chile paste and red pepper flakes. However, I am starting to think about some reintroductions. Overall, I haven’t really felt different doing AIP. I have an appointment with my endocronologist next week. Hopefully I’ll get more blood tests done to see how my thyroid levels are doing and then go from there. Will let you know how it turns out (I’ve been missing not tasting some of the goodies you’ve posted recently). 😀

  12. Erin says:

    These were soooooo tasty!!! Very flavourful and juicy. Thanks Lexi!

  13. Robin Bunch says:

    Just finished making these. Taste test a big hit with hubby and me, we loved them,

  14. Natalie Zacher says:

    I loved the flavors in these meatballs. The meatballs and sauce were on the salty side for me so I would eliminate the salt in the recipe and find some amino that is low sodium. I would also double the amount of sauce for the meatballs; I found that it wasn’t enough as a single recipe.

  15. Rosie says:

    These were so easy to make and DELICIOUS! thank you!

  16. bw says:

    HI Can’t wait to make these tonight (finally)!! How many meatballs would you say is a serving size? Thank you for all your recipes and cook book!!!


  17. Kristin says:

    These look great, I can’t wait to try! Do you know if there is anything to sub the coconut aminos with? Thanks!

  18. Emily Workman says:

    So excited for these but they are sooo sticky! Whats your trick to rolling them into balls when they get stuck all over your fingers? Thanks!

  19. Rebecca Shingledecker says:

    Can these be frozen? If so, would I cook them first?

  20. Patty Bocciarelli says:

    I’ve never heard of amminos, are they better for you than tamari or soy?
    If you don’t like fish sauce can I omit it?

  21. Leisha Vogl says:

    These are absolutely amazing! I make a few without chili paste for the kids and then add extra for the hubs and myself. Everyone absolutely loves these over rice!

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  22. Annette says:

    I made these today, using a #100 disher ((1.8 teaspoons) to portion. They were adorable little hors d’oeuvres! I served them on a square plate, with the dipping sauce in the center (in a square bowl). HUGE hit, and I will make them again and again!

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  23. Kim says:

    Love these meatballs!!! This recipe is very forgiving, I’ve added chopped red bell peppers and mushrooms to get some extra vegetables in. Make extra, you won’t regret it because they are so good reheated!

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  24. Mallory Williams says:

    Super simple to make with tons of flavor . The whole family enjoyed them.

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  25. Monica Beback says:

    These were so flavorful and delicious- and all three of my children enjoyed them as well!!! That’s a win in my book! Served them with a yummy crunchy Asian style broccoli slaw ??

  26. Pat says:

    These meatballs were so delicious! The flavors were amazing and it is a nice quick recipe! I served them with sautéed sweet potato noodles.

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  27. Melinda says:

    After I made these the first time my husband declared them “the best thing I have ever made.” Really?! Haha! I make them weekly now. My toddler likes them if I make them in a stick shape. I like to dip mine in a sweet Thai chili sauce too. Great with rice and a chopped Asian salad. The fresh ginger is everything!

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  28. Kianna says:

    Another go to recipe for our family. We served them rice noodles (for those that aren’t watching carbs) and zucchini noodles for the rest of us. They are loaded with flavor. Easy to make and definitely easy to eat. We doubled the sauce since we are excessive dippers (lol).

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  29. Kim says:

    These were excellent! I shared the recipe with some non-paleo folks as well! I doubled the sauce and added a small amount of truvia for a sweet heat and used half the sauce on some carrot noddles (caroodles?). My boyfriend gobbled it up!

  30. Marnie says:

    Oh my word I love these, I could eat them every day, nice and spicy, I might make them a little more spicy next time

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  31. Jess says:

    i made these tonight and they were so amazing! I can’t wait to eat them again, I made a double batch and frozen some. The flavors were so fresh and they felt lighter than a normal meatball. Thanks!

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  32. Lynn says:

    Very tasty and everyone LOVED them!

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  33. LBH says:

    Mine were so dry. The first time I made them they were good. Second time, very dry. I don’t know what went wrong.

  34. LW says:

    These meatballs are absolutley amazing!!! 🙂

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  35. Alyson C says:

    I made these as a meal train meal for a friend (and their family) that had been in the hospital. I knew the wife was celiac and wanted them not to worry about finding food for her to enjoy with the whole family during this hard time. This recipe was so easy to make, traveled well and they absolutely loved it!

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  36. Melissa says:

    Love this recipe! It’s a great twist on a meatball, easy to prepare, freezes well and is delicious. I always use sriracha in place of the chili paste and I use soy sauce sometimes to make it lower carb for carb cycling days. I like to serve over cooked zoodles or cauliflower fried rice. The first time I made them my husband asked me to make them again.

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  37. Colleen Marble says:

    I made this today and the meatballs were delicious and easy. The sauce was too salty for us, but the meatballs were a winner! I served them as fresh spring rolls: shredded lettuce, pepper strips and fresh basil with two meatballs wrapped in a rice paper wrapper – they are fun to assemble and to eat. I tried to save the sauce by adding some water and peanut butter but it was just too, too salty. Next time I’ll use my regular peanut sauce recipe, which uses far less coconut aminos. (Yes, I know peanut butter isn’t truly paleo …)

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