You won’t be able to get enough of this paleo turkey meatballs recipe. No one will believe these paleo ground turkey meatballs are keto and gluten-free! And also? They are super easy! We love meatballs, but most versions are made with breadcrumbs or bread and not low carb or paleo.
So I needed to create my own low carb turkey meatballs, without the refined flours. And the results are perfection! These keto turkey meatballs are moist in the center and slightly crisp on the outside. Don’t forget to make a double batch of these healthy turkey meatballs – you’ll thank me later!
How To Make Turkey Meatballs
I hope you are as excited as I am about these flavorful paleo ground turkey meatballs. They are perfect for all occasions and so simple to throw together. Okay, enough chit chat, I know you are starving and ready for me to tell you how to make turkey meatballs! Take a look at these easy steps:
- Place turkey, egg and minced garlic in a large bowl. But don’t mix yet.
- Combine almond flour, Italian seasoning, fresh parsley, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Add seasoning mix to the turkey bowl.
- Carefully mix together with your hands until everything is incorporated. Make sure not to overmix. You wan’t everything combined, but not mashed.
- Shape into uniform sized meatballs. They don’t need to be perfect, but they do need to be similar size so that they cook at the same rate.
- Bake until they are cooked through.
How Do You Know If Meatballs Are Done?
You will know the baked turkey meatballs are done when you test them with a meat thermometer and they read 160 degrees F. The centers of the ground turkey meatballs should not be pink, and the juices should run clear.
Why Are My Meatballs Dry?
These easy turkey meatballs may be dry for a couple of different reasons. The first reason is that if they bake too long and the internal temperature gets too high, they tend to dry out. Keep an eye on the time and take them out when they are done. Using a meat thermometer is your best defense with these healthy turkey meatballs.
Another reason the keto turkey meatballs could be dry is you forgot to put in the egg. The egg plays a vital role in binding the ingredients together and keeping them moist and flavorful. If you are unable to eat eggs due to dietary restrictions, you can replace the egg with 2 tablespoons of tomato paste.
And make sure that you are not using 99% fat free ground turkey. The meatballs need a little fat so that they don’t dry out.
How Many Carbs Are In Paleo Ground Turkey Meatballs?
These are low carb turkey meatballs, so for each serving there are 2 grams carbs. Here are some more highlights regarding the nutritional information:
- 326 calories
- 57 grams of protein
- 9 grams of fat
- 4 grams of carbohydrates
- 712 mg of potassium
How Do You Store These Keto Turkey Meatballs?
You should store these paleo ground turkey meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I prefer these glass containers because the lids fit great and they help keep food fresh longer. The healthy turkey meatballs will last 3-4 days in the fridge.
This turkey meatball recipe is ideal for meal planning. You can make a couple of batches and eat them throughout the week. Pack them in your kid’s lunch box or take them to work with you.
Can You Freeze Paleo Ground Turkey Meatballs?
Of course, you can freeze this paleo turkey meatball recipe. They should be kept in a freezer safe storage container or freezer bag. As long as you prevent air getting to them, the paleo turkey meatballs will last 3-4 months.
Your best bet for freezing gluten-free meatballs is by laying them flat on a cookie sheet and make sure they aren’t touching. Place the baking dish in the freezer for 2 hours. Then once they are solid, place them in the storage container or bag. Then you can grab a handful when you need them.
How To Reheat Meatballs
There are a couple of options to reheat keto turkey meatballs. If they are frozen, you should place them in the fridge overnight, so they thaw out.
First, you can reheat these healthy turkey meatballs in the microwave. Cover the meatballs with a damp paper towel and heat them for 30-45 seconds for 4-5 meatballs. If you forget to thaw them, cook them at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.
Another option is to place them in the oven for 15 minutes at 300 degrees F. You will want to cover them, so they stay moist.
What To Serve With Turkey Meatballs
I want to share some of my favorite paleo side dishes to serve with these delicious turkey meatballs:
- Grilled Potato Salad With Onions & Vinaigrette
- Easy Cinnamon Maple Glazed Carrots
- Easy Crock Pot Slow Cooker Potatoes
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Healthy Low Carb Paleo Turkey Meatballs Recipe:
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Healthy Low Carb Paleo Turkey Meatballs Recipe
This healthy paleo turkey meatballs recipe is super EASY! You only need 10 ingredients and 30 minutes to make delicious keto low carb turkey meatballs.
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- 2 pounds Ground turkey
- 1 large Egg
- 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon Coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup Blanched almond flour
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon Fresh parsley
- 1 teaspoon Onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon Sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with foil, set aside.
In a large bowl, place ground turkey, egg, and minced garlic. Do not mix. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together the almond flour and remaining seasonings. Sprinkle the mixture over the contents of the other bowl. Gently mix with your hands until the mixture binds and is evenly distributed, but do not over work the meat.
Shape mixture into equal sized balls, about 2 tablespoons (28 grams) each.
Arrange on prepared baking sheets, about 12 per sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
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Serving size: 6 meatballs or 1/4 of the recipe
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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I see there are 4 servings in the recipe but I am not able to find how large one serving is? How many (28g) meatballs in one serving?
I was so skeptical that these were going to be tasty because I’ve been unimpressed with ground turkey but these truly were good enough to eat without sauce! First time ever using coconut aminos too. Thank you Maya, you just made Paleo dieting (borderline whole 30) SOOOO MUCH more pleasurable!
Another awesome recipe! I have tried so many paleo meatball recipes and they have all been awful. These are delicious. Not dry at all and very flavorful. I only had 1 1/4 lb ground turkey so I halved most of the ingredients and used just the egg yolk rather than the whole egg. They still turned out great. Thanks so much!!
These sound like an Italian type of meatball. Would these be good mixed with a paleo type marinara sauce?
Yes, definitely! I have a recipe for a sauce included in my paleo beef meatballs here.
OUTSTANDING RECIPE!!! I used ground mild italian turkey since that is what I had, left out the coconut aminos (what is this) and added 1/4 cp of fresh finely grated parmesan. Cooked the full 20 minutes on parchment on convection mode. I wish they looked browner… but they were absolutely delicious and properly moist. Served with Rao’s brand marinara and edamame spaghetti. Fabulous. A keeper recipe.
This is the kind of thing I love making a double batch of and then freezing a ton for a quick and easy dinner!! They are terrific!
So simple but the texture is perfect! So many paleo meatballs get the dry/liquid ratio wrong but this is just right!
Love meatballs in this house and this sounds fantastic!
I love all the garlic and aminos! Great additions to a meatball. 🙂
Love low carb recipes! This is an ideal weeknight meal!
My husband has been looking for healthier meat recipes lately, I can’t wait to share this one with him! Thanks so much for the easy idea!
Loved these Easy meatballs!
I looooove these turkey meatballs.
These are so flavorful and delicious! The almond flour was a wonderful addition!
I have been trying to incorporate a lot more turkey into my diet, so this recipe comes at the perfect time!
This was delicious!! Thank you for sharing!