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A white bowl filled with healthy turkey meatballs covered in sauce and on top of noodles

Healthy Turkey Meatballs

4.86 from 27 votes
Healthy Turkey Meatballs are juicy while being low fat! Made without breadcrumbs, they're keto, Whole30, paleo, gluten free and dairy free! A nutritious twist on a classic dish. Made with lean turkey and fresh herbs- they're the perfect dinner! I love pairing with tomato sauce and zucchini noodles.  
WW Freestyle Points 3
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4 people - about 6 meatballs each
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Oven Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a parchment lined baking sheet. (Nonstick foil will also work)
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Roll the batter into about 1.5 tablespoon balls and place on cookie sheet. Tip: Use a cooke scoop for consistency!
  • Bake the meatballs for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for another 10 minutes on the other side.

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. Roll into approximately 1.5 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Freeze meatballs for 10 minutes to make them easier to handle.
  • Once meatballs have been frozen, place trivet insert into Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup of water into bottom of pot.
  • Place meatballs on top of trivet, stacking as needed.
  • Cover instant pot and make sure the pressure release is set to sealing. Set instant pot to pressure cook for 7 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes. Release any remaining pressure and remove with tongs.
  • See Notes for additional tips/tricks for cooking meatballs in instant pot.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined
  • Roll into approximately 1.5 inch balls and place in greased air fryer basket
  • Air Fry at 400 for 12-15 minutes until golden brown, allow to cool + enjoy!



Instant Pot Notes
  • Cook time does not include time to come to pressure (about 14 minutes).
  • Freezing meatballs isn't necessary but will make the meatballs easier to handle and they won't cook together in the pot.
  • If you want the meatballs to be browned, you can either sauté them before cooking. In the Instant Pot you can use the sauté method - be sure to scrape off any bits of food on the bottom of the pan before cooking or you may get a burn notice.
  • You can also sauté or broil meatballs after cooking to brown them.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (6 meatballs (approx))
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 319mg14%
Potassium 411mg12%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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