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These Asian turkey meatballs are a delicious, easy, and flavorful meal! My turkey meatball recipe gets a healthy dose of Asian flavors with seasonings like coconut aminos and ginger. I like to serve these baked turkey meatballs with cauliflower rice, or some zucchini noodles tossed with sesame oil. They also make a great appetizer served with toothpicks.
No matter how you eat these ground turkey meatballs, you’re going to love them! (And you’ll also love that they take just 30 minutes to make and just 10 minutes to prep.) What are you waiting for, let’s make these keto turkey meatballs!
While I have a number of meatball recipes on my site (the list is below!), this is the first time that I’ve done Asian style turkey meatballs. I wish I hadn’t waited so long, they are fabulous. After baking, they are tossed in a flavorful sauce… it might just be the best turkey meatball recipe!
How To Make Asian Turkey Meatballs
This turkey meatball recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep! Here’s how we make oven baked turkey meatballs:
- Mix together ground turkey meatballs. In a bowl, combine pork rinds, egg, green onion, coconut aminos, salt, ginger, pepper, and molasses (optional – it’s here for flavor, not sweetness, and is a tiny amount!).
- Add ground turkey. Once the seasonings are mixed together, add the turkey and mix until just combined.
TIP: Mix together everything for the turkey meatballs without breadcrumbs recipe except the turkey! Then add in the turkey so that the turkey is not over-worked (read: dry!).
- Scoop the Asian turkey meatballs. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop 1-inch keto ground turkey meatballs. Place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
TIP: Use your fingertips to handle the meatballs. This avoids heating them too much with your hands, and again, will avoid dry turkey meatballs.
- Bake the ground turkey meatballs. Cook until just cooked through and broil to brown for the last few minutes of cooking.
- Make sauce for Asian turkey meatballs. Whisk together coconut aminos, sesame oil, ground ginger, garlic powder, black pepper, and molasses (optional!). Simmer for 10-15 minutes, until reduced and thickened.
TIP: The baked turkey meatballs sauce will continue to thicken as it cools, so do not heat too much.
How Long To Bake Turkey Meatballs?
These ground turkey meatballs take about 10 minutes to bake. The baking time for turkey meatballs will depend a little on the size and the oven temperature.
I bake these at 400 degrees and they are almost cooked through in about 10 minutes. I under-cook them a tad so that I can finish them in the broiler.
You can also use a meat thermometer to ensure that you don’t overcook them.
Are Turkey Meatballs Keto Friendly?
Yes, this turkey meatball recipe is keto friendly! Each serving of healthy baked turkey meatballs has just 6 grams of net carbs.
Can I Make Turkey Meatballs Without Breadcrumbs?
Yes, you can make turkey meatballs without breadcrumbs! In this Asian turkey meatball recipe, we use a simple and flavorful swap for breadcrumbs… pork rinds!
Crushed pork rinds act like a flour binder, without the carbs, and with even MORE flavor. They work so well!
Some of my other meatball recipes are made with almond flour, but the pork rinds work perfectly in this recipe and avoid adding any carbs. We save those for the sauce in this case. 😉
How To Store Baked Turkey Meatballs
After these Asian turkey meatballs have cooled, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can toss them with the sauce before storing, or store both separate and reheat in the microwave or oven until meatballs are hot.
How To Freeze Ground Turkey Meatballs
These keto turkey meatballs can also be frozen for quick and easy meals. After cooling, freeze in a single layer in a baking sheet. Once the meatballs are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag for easier storage. Freeze the sauce separately.
Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
More Healthy Meatball Recipes
If you like this healthy turkey meatball recipe, you might also like some of these other meatball recipes:
- Spiralized Zucchini Spaghetti & Meatballs – The classic comfort food meal, without the carbs! You’ll love this keto and low carb version of spaghetti and meatballs.
- Healthy Creamy Ground Chicken Meatballs – These chicken meatballs make a great appetizer or serve them with a veggie side or salad.
- Italian-Style Keto Low Carb Meatballs – If you love classic Italian style meatballs, this recipe is for you!
- Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs – Another way to use your ground turkey! I recommend thickening the sauce with cream cheese or xanthan gum for the low carb version.
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – This twist on Italian meatballs is a favorite with buffalo sauce. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping.
Tools To Make Baked Turkey Meatballs:
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- Glass Nesting Bowls – I use these bowls all the time, they are perfect for mixing and nice enough for serving this ground turkey meatball recipe.
- Nonstick Baking Sheet – I like to line my baking sheets with foil or parchment paper before baking, it ensures no sticking AND makes it easier to clean up this keto turkey meatball recipe!
- Small Cookie Scoop – Using a scoop for these Asian style meatballs makes the formation of meatballs quick and easy!
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Asian Turkey Meatballs Recipe
Learn how to make healthy, keto Asian turkey meatballs that are full of flavor, with 10-minute prep! This baked ground turkey meatball recipe has simple ingredients and just 6 grams net carbs.
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together all meatball ingredients except ground turkey. Add the turkey and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop 1-inch balls. Handling them with your fingertips, place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes, until just barely cooked through. Switch the oven to broil. Broil for 1-3 minutes, until browned.
Meanwhile, in a small 1-quart saucepan, whisk together the sauce ingredients. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until reduced and thickened. It will thicken as it cools, so don't reduce it too much, or it will become hard and too gooey.
Toss the sauce with meatballs before serving. Garnish with additional green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
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Serving size: 6 meatballs
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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