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Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs {Whole30,Paleo,Keto}

You’ll love how flavorful these Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs are! Baked turkey meatballs are such an easy meal prep option. The creamy lemon sauce is so good you’ll want to put it on everything. 

a bowl of zoodles with greek turkey meatballs and basil

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Go-to meals like these gluten-free turkey meatballs that everyone can agree on mean (almost) no dinnertime battles, easy meal prep, and delicious leftovers.

These healthy turkey meatballs are destined to be added to your list of tried and true dinners (like Paleo Salmon Cakes and Fried Gnocchi and Veggies). And since you’ll love these, you’ll definitely want to try our Air Fryer Meatballs and Spicy Pork Meatballs

Ground turkey, zucchini, a lemon and other ingredients for making baked turkey meatballs

two photos of baked turkey meatballs on a foil-lined sheet

two photos showing how to make creamy lemon sauce in a skillet

What to Serve With Gluten-free Meatballs?

As you can see in the photos, we used zoodles (zucchini noodles) that I made with my spiralizer. You could eat them with salad, Whole30 Skillet Potatoes, cauliflower rice, or regular rice if that is your jam.

Can You Freeze Ground Turkey Meatballs?

Yes! Bake these healthy turkey meatballs as directed and then freeze on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment. Once they’re fully frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If you’re not gluten-free/Whole30/paleo, feel free to use panko or regular breadcrumbs in place of the almond flour.
  • Want to use ground chicken, pork, or beef instead to make these easy turkey meatballs? Go for it!
  • Turkey is very lean already, so I would avoid using 99% lean if possible. I purchased 93% lean, 7% fat. You need a little fat in there to keep these meatballs juicy. 
  • Using dried herbs? Reduce parsley to 1.5 tbsp, basil to 1 tbsp, and oregano to 1.5 tsp.

an overhead shot of a bowl of baked glutenfree turkey meatballs and zoodles

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One serving has 4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

a bowl of zoodles with greek turkey meatballs and basil
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Gluten-Free Meatballs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Baked turkey meatballs are such an easy meal prep option. 

Ingredients

Greek Turkey Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup parsley, fresh chopped
  • 1 tsp dill dried
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp oregano, fresh
  • 3 tbsp basil, fresh

Creamy Lemon Sauce

Instructions

Making Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix ground turkey and other ingredients. 
  • Shape and form the meatballs on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes, flip and bake another 5 minutes or until the internal temp of the turkey meatball is 165 degrees F. 
  • If you want a browned top on the meatballs, put them under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.

Making Creamy Lemon Sauce

  • Start the lemon sauce when you put the meatballs in the oven.
  • Combine chicken stock, minced garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. 
  • Cook the sauce over medium-high heat until it is reduced by half. This will take about 6-10 minutes.
  • Drizzle the lemon sauce over the meatballs and serve with your choice of side. 

Notes

If you're not gluten-free/Whole30/paleo, feel free to use panko or regular breadcrumbs in place of the almond flour.
 
Turkey is very lean already, so I would avoid using 99% lean if possible. I purchased 93% lean, 7% fat. You need a little fat in there to keep these baked turkey meatballs juicy. 
 
Using dried herbs? Reduce parsley to 1.5 tbsp, basil to 1 tbsp, and oregano to 1.5 tsp.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (5 meatballs)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 287mg12%
Potassium 591mg17%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 15.3mg19%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 comments on “Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs {Whole30,Paleo,Keto}”

  1. What do you think of using lentil flour? Do you think it would work?

    • I have never worked with lentil flour so I don’t feel comfortable saying if it will work or not. If the texture is similar to almond flour then it *should* be ok. If you try it out, let me know it goes.

  2. Keto too