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Delicious Turkey Meatballs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, European, Paleo, whole30
Keyword: meatballs
Servings: 7
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Angie


  • 2 lb turkey thighs ground
  • 1 1/2 medium-sized leeks sliced
  • 3 oz fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • To make the meatballs:
    Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium-sized skillet. Add leeks and cook until brown (10 minutes). Set aside and let cool. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, leeks, eggs, chopped sage, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Using a strong spatula or your hands (I like using my hands), mix well. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls
  • To bake the meatballs:
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.
    Coat a wire rack with nonstick spray and set on prepared baking sheet.
  • Arrange meatballs on rack, brush with oil and bake until browned with crispy edges, about 15 to 20 minutes (an internal thermometer should read 155 degrees for 15 seconds).
  • To freeze the meatballs:
    Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet, spacing them so they do not touch.
    Freeze until solid, about 1 hour, then transfer to a freezer-safe container and store up to 1 month.