Easy Ginger Turkey Meatballs

by Katelyn | With Sweet Honey
ginger turkey meatballs on a white plate

Think of one of your favorite recipes that you know will taste delicious, no matter what, every time you make it. That’s what type of recipe these Easy Ginger Turkey Meatballs are for me. I have made them many times and every time they come out delicious and leave my family wanting more. I even make a double batch of these turkey meatballs when I can because it’s so convenient to freeze the leftovers for an easy meal at a later date. They are gluten free, paleo, Whole30, and SCD friendly too!

Okay you might be thinking, “That’s great and all but what makes them so special?” I think it’s the ginger and the green onion flavor combo that makes these ginger turkey meatballs a winner in my book. The ginger and green onions aren’t overpowering but the flavors combined with the ground turkey and shredded carrots make the whole meatball delicious. You can eat these ginger turkey meatballs by themselves or we also love to dip them in homemade tzatziki sauce. The tzatziki sauce compliments the flavors in the meatballs in a refreshing way that is irresistible!

What is in easy ginger turkey meatballs?

Ground Turkey: I enjoy cooking with ground turkey since it is a leaner alternative to ground beef. 

Green Onions: The green onions are my husband’s favorite thing about this recipe and I have to agree with him, they are a delicious touch that makes these meatballs mouthwatering.

Shredded Carrots: The carrots are another addition to this recipe that I think might be surprising to some people but I love an easy opportunity to add more veggies to a recipe. 

Egg: The egg helps combine the ingredients and bind the meatballs together when they are baked.

Ginger: Another star in this recipe is the ginger, obviously. Use fresh grated ginger for these meatballs, it makes a difference, trust me.

Garlic: Also use fresh minced garlic.

Salt and Pepper: feel free to adjust and add more or less of the salt and pepper to your taste. 

Olive Oil: You don’t need much olive oil for this recipe but just a little bit for the tops of the meatballs before they head to the oven.

How to make ginger turkey meatballs

One of the beautiful things about this recipe is that it is very easy to make! The longest part is the cook time but that’s the easy part. 

Here’s the steps to make the ginger turkey meatballs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, chopped green onions, shredded carrots, egg, fresh ginger, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix with your clean hands until everything is thoroughly combined. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form 1-½ inch balls. Place the meatballs evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly drizzle the meatballs with olive oil on top.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until they are cooked through with an internal temp of 165°F.
ginger turkey meatballs on a plate with tzatziki sauce

How to shred the carrots

I use the smallest shredding disk attachment on my food processor so the carrot pieces are thin. You also don’t need to peel the large carrots as long as you wash them and cut the green ends off.

What size should I make the turkey meatballs?

I use a cookie 1-½ inch cookie scoop when I make these meatballs. You could also just use your clean hands to form the balls. I like using the cookie scoop so it’s easier to get even sizing between each meatball but it’s up to you.

How to store easy ginger turkey meatballs

Like I mentioned, I usually double this recipe to have enough extra meatballs to freeze. Storing these ginger turkey meatballs is simple. They can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Alternatively, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months in a freezer safe bag or container.

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ginger turkey meatballs on a white plate with dipping sauce
ginger turkey meatballs on a white plate

Easy Ginger Turkey Meatballs

These ginger turkey meatballs are made with simple healthy ingredients and perfect for meal prep!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizers, healthy appetizers, healthy turkey meatballs, turkey meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
236 Katelyn | With Sweet Honey

Ingredients

  • 32 oz ground turkey (2 lbs)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • olive oil for drizzling on top

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, chopped green onions, shredded carrots, egg, fresh ginger, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix with your clean hands until everything is thoroughly combined. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to form 1-½ inch balls. Place the meatballs evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly drizzle the meatballs with olive oil on top.
  • Place in the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until they are cooked through with an internal temp of 165°F.

Notes

  • Store the meatballs in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freeze the meatballs for up to 3 months.
  • Serve the meatballs however you like but we love to dip them in homemade tzatziki sauce or in a salad.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 31.9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

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