Healthy-ish Turkey Meatballs

With a few healthy ingredients and loads of flavor, these turkey meatballs satisfy any snack attack or game-day crowd!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: football game appetizers, game day appetizer ideas, ground turkey meatball recipe, turkey meatball appetizer
Servings: 16 meatballs
Calories: 63kcal


  • 1 small or medium saucepan
  • 1 Large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Nonstick Baking Cookie Sheet


  • ½ cup Almond milk (any milk will actually work)
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (divided; see below)
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning
  • salt (to taste; very optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F. Drizzle and lightly rub to coat 1 - 2 Tbsp olive oil over a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In your saucepan, combine milk and oats and cook over medium heat until the milk is very hot, but you don't want it to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until your mixture is the consistency of oatmeal; about 3 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • While that's cooling, in your large mixing bowl, add your turkey, 1 Tbsp olive oil, egg, seasonings, and cooled oatmeal mixture. With gloved hands, lightly mix all of the ingredients in the bowl until well combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Shape your meatballs as small or as large as you'd like them, which will change the amount you get from this recipe. But, going with a golf ball size provides an average of 16 meatballs like we created!
  • Position your meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for a total of 30 minutes, turning them halfway through at 15 minutes. Once cooked all the way through and golden brown on the outside, you're ready to remove from the oven.
  • Serve alone as an appetizer OR as part of a more crowd-pleasing meal.
    Whatever you choose, ENJOY!



*If you'd like to make them smaller, please feel free. You should get up to 28 meatballs, depending on how small you decide to go.

Storage Tips

Once fully cooled, you have two options. You can either:
  • Refrigerate: In an airtight container, you can store these in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you don't plan to eat within that time frame, you can freeze to avoid food waste.
  • Freeze: In a single layer, place your leftovers on a baking sheet with parchment paper and freeze for about an hour, until solid. Transfer to an airtight container or resealable freezer bag (with air removed) for up to 3 months.


  • In a hurry, you can use the microwave.
  • You can also reheat in the oven at 350 for about 5 - 10 minutes, or on the stovetop on low heat.
  • You can add them to another recipe, like Turkey Meatball Stroganoff, creating another whole meal!


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 0.002mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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