Keto Turkey Meatballs
These Keto turkey meatballs are juicy, hearty and savory! This quick and easy recipe takes only about 20 minutes to make. These healthy low carb meatballs are perfect for family dinners, holidays, leftovers and meal prep. Each meatball is only 1 net carb!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These Keto turkey meatballs are so quick and easy.
- Everything is made in one bowl.
- Only 7 ingredients needed.
- This recipe takes approximately 20 minutes.
- Feel free to top with your favorite sauce.
- As written, this recipe is Whole30 compliant, Paleo, Keto, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.
- For another recipe, check out these Keto Turkey Burgers!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for keto turkey meatballs. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Ground turkey is great for meatballs! Use a higher fat content for more juicy meatballs. As an example, 85% lean (15% fat) will create more juicy meatballs than 99% lean (1% fat). Substitute with ground beef, ground pork, or ground chicken if needed.
The egg helps bind the meatballs together. There is no substitute for the egg in this recipe.
Almond flour is a great low carb option. It gives these low carb meatballs some substance. In addition, almond flour creates a slightly nutty flavor. I do not recommend a replacement.
Garlic powder and onion powder add great flavor. Feel free to adjust amounts to suit your taste.
A little sea salt and pepper go a long way!
Taste & Texture
These keto turkey meatballs are hearty and savory! The garlic powder comes through nicely. The almond flour adds a hint of nutty flavor.
These are juicy meatballs! They are not dry, boring or bland.
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Use hands to fully incorporate mixture.
Form in 10 equal sized meatballs. Place on pan.
Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Finally, remove pan from oven. Discard any grease. Serve!
Expert Tips & Tricks
For best results, use fresh ground turkey. Use a higher fat content for more juicy meatballs.
Use hands to fully incorporate meat mixture.
Shape meatballs into equal sized balls. This prevents some meatballs from becoming over done or some left uncooked.
Feel free to adjust seasonings to suit your taste.
Ground turkey is done cooking at 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer for accurate measuring.
These are some great options for Keto sauces.
How to Serve & Store
Serve keto turkey meatballs hot and fresh!
Serve with your favorite Keto sauce. See options above.
Serve with cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower, hearts of palm pasta or even spaghetti squash.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze meatballs for up to 1 month if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, ground turkey is Keto.
Yes, this recipe is gluten free.
Sure! Freeze for up to 1 month if needed.
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Get the Recipe: Keto Turkey Meatballs
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Use hands to fully incorporate mixture.
- Form in 10 equal sized meatballs. Place on pan.
- Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Finally, remove pan from oven. Discard any grease. Top with your favorite sauce!
- A lower fat content in the ground turkey will yield more dry meatballs. So, 85% lean, 15% fat will be more juicy than a 99% lean, 1% fat turkey.
- Fully mix ingredients together.
- Try to form equal sized, round meatballs.
- Ground turkey is considered done cooking when it has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer for accurate reading.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Freeze for up to 1 month.
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