Paleo turkey meatballs are the ultimate pop-in-your-mouth finger food. Just as easily, however, they can be part of a complete and nutritious meal when you scoop up some extra veggies on the side. Make a double or even triple batch at once – you can keep the extra turkey meatballs frozen in the freezer, ready and waiting for when those inevitable busy and exhausting days roll around. Another great thing is that you can chose what goes into your meatballs. Experiment with different vegetable, herb and spice combinations. If you can get your hands on some fresh herbs, don’t hesitate. The fresher the food source, the fuller the flavor and the better the taste.
Paleo Turkey Meatballs
Total Time to Make: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: About 12 meatballs
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 small onion
- 3-4 garlic cloves (to taste)
- ½ cup fresh parsley
- ½ bell pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- Sea Salt
- Black pepper
- Coconut oil
- Shallots, minced
- Spinach, finely chopped or in food processor
- Fresh Basil
- Green onion
- Carrot, shredded
- Zucchini, shreaded
- Mushrooms, minced
- ¼ cup Almond Flour (if you find that your mixture is very moist, add some almond flour)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Finely chop the vegetables and herbs you will be using. You can also use a food processor. Place in a bowl.
- Add the beaten egg, spices and ground turkey into the vegetable bowl.
- Mix everything together until you have a uniform mixture. Using your own hands may prove to be the most helpful tool for this step. If you find that your mixture is excessively moist, you can add in some almond flour.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or place tin foil on the baking sheet and lightly oil it with some coconut oil. Alternatively, you can use a lightly greased glass baking dish.)
- Once your mixture is all ready, begin to scoop, form and roll it into (tiny or large) balls. Place the turkey meatballs onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, checking on it to make sure that the meatballs don’t burn before the turkey has a chance to cook all the way through.
One of the great things about these paleo turkey meatballs is that they can come in handy for various situations. They pair wonderfully with fresh salads, sautéed veggies or baked potatoes. Because of their shape, they are also a kid-friendly finger food that can be enjoyed as a snack by children and adults alike.