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Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

These gluten-free meatballs are versatile, flavorful and completely delicious! Serve with tomato sauce and pasta, BBQ sauce, or as Swedish meatballs. They also freeze great for homemade gluten-free frozen meatballs to have on hand to add to your favorite dishes! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 2 pounds ground turkey I use 93/7
  • 1 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients. Mix with your hands or a spatula to evenly combine.
  • Shape the meatballs. I like to use a small cookie scoop to measure out even sizes then roll them into round balls with slightly wet hands. Place the shaped meatballs onto the prepared pan and brush with a little more olive oil if desired.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and cooked through. Add to your favorite sauce or let the meatballs cool to freeze for later.
  • TO COOK FROM FROZEN: Place the meatballs in a microwave safe bowl and defrost slightly before adding to your favorite sauce. 

Notes

Use 93% lean/7% fat ground turkey instead of 99% lean/1% fat for meatballs with delicious flavor and texture.
I prefer using onion powder and garlic powder for flavor rather than grated onion and garlic because of the texture. 
Any kind of gluten-free breadcrumbs will work. I like this brand
TO FREEZE: Let cool completely then transfer to a resealable bag. Frozen meatballs will keep for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg