Healthy Turkey Meatballs In Less Than An Hour

These baked turkey meatballs are perfect for those nights when you don’t want to mess around with a bunch of different ingredients or complicated steps. You only need a few basic ingredients to make these flavorful and tender turkey meatballs

This pesto pasta and meatballs recipe will become something your family loves!


  • 5 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup of pesto
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 400F. In a large mixing bowl combine ground turkey, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried basil. Use your hands to combine this mixture thoroughly. Take 1/4 cup of the pesto and spread a thin layer along the bottom of a 10×10 square baking dish. Form 16 meatball by taking 2 tbsp of the turkey meatball mixture for each meatball. Arrange the 16 meatballs in the baking dish. Pour the remaining 3/4 cup of pesto over the meatballs ensuring each one is covered. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Then remove from the oven, add the mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Allow to cool slightly and serve with noodles or veggies!

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