Terrific Turkey Meatballs Recipe: Gluten-Free and Good Any Time

This turkey meatballs recipe is super quick and easy. I like to make them on the weekend and have them throughout the week. Most of the time I eat these as soon as they come out of the oven and pair them with steamed asparagus. However, there are many ways to enjoy these.

Turkey Meatballs Recipe Serving Suggestions

  • Make any day feel like Thanksgiving by serving these on a bed of mashed potatoes topped with gravy. Add some steamed vegetables on the side and you’ve got a great meal. By the way, please don’t fear potatoes (read my article on resistant starch).
  • Bake some spaghetti squash and serve topped with tomato sauce and the meatballs.
  • I also occasionally use these with brown rice pasta and Alfredo sauce.
  • These meatballs actually work well in a large green salad, although if you are using them for salad, you may want to make the meatballs smaller.
  • Make a meatball sandwich using a gluten-free roll.
  • You can add these to a soup.
  • My husband likes to slice them thinly and put them on his gluten-free frozen pizza.

Try Different Gluten-free Bread Crumbs

It’s good to experiment with different brands of gluten-free bread crumbs or you can make your own from your favorite bread. Here are some brands that I found work well:

  • Ian’s Panko Bread Crumbs (Italian Style)
  • Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Rice Crumbs
  • Kikkoman Panko Style Coating (Gluten Free)

If you want to make your own bread crumbs, simply toast some bread, allow the slices to cool completely, and place in a blender with oregano and basil. You can add some Romano or Parmesan cheese as an option.

Terrific Turkey Meatballs Recipe: Gluten-Free and Good Any Time

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time2 hours 6 minutes
Servings: 15 meatballs
Calories: 105kcal


  • 1 lb. organic ground turkey dark meat
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning Simply Organic Italian Dressing Mix works well
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil to grease the baking dish
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese 0ptional


  • Mix turkey meat with the breadcrumbs.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, Italian seasoning, and olive oil.
  • Blend everything together. If you want to add cheese, mix it in after everything else.
  • Wet your hands with water and make the meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs in a baking dish that has been greased lightly with butter or coconut oil.
  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes (depending on the size of the meatball). If you make 15 meatballs, then bake for 30 minutes. For smaller meatballs, start checking them after 20 minutes.
  1. Donny Ward says:

    These are really great, in any recipe. I slice em for pizza toppings, and they are perfect for sandwiches too.

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