Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Oregano and Basil

Easy & Delicious Turkey Meatballs

Thanks to fresh herbs and garlic, these turkey meatballs would be delicious as a stand-along  anchor of a well rounded meal, accompanied by greens and potatoes – actually a more authentically Italian take than the Americanized version featuring tomato sauce.  I’ll take one of each!

These are light, quick to make and great for a crowd.

Weeknight Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Italian Herbs

Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Oregano and Basil

  • Servings: 3-4
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Hands-On Time: 25 minutes

Special Equipment: Heavy-bottomed baking dish or Dutch oven, ice cream scooper (for creating uniform meatballs)


  • 3/4 Lb Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion, very finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 1/8 Cup Milk, room temperature
  • 1 Egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper
  • Splash Olive Oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
  • Excluding the olive oil, gently mix all ingredients together until evenly incorporated.
  • Drizzle the baking dish with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • Using the ice cream scooper or a spoon, form evenly sized meatballs and arrange in the baking dish with uniform space around each.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • If you like, serve with extra tomato sauce – I always do!

7 responses to “Turkey Meatballs with Fresh Oregano and Basil”

  1. My dad always makes meatballs, but I would love for him (or myself) to make them healthier! This sounds like a great recipe!


    1. I’m so glad you like the sound of it – it is a great alternative and so easy. Please let me know what you think if you have time to try it!

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  2. Yummmmyyyy!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. This looks AMAZING!


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