Quick Bean and Turkey Italian Meatballs Recipe

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Ryan Published: March 1, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Quick Bean and Turkey Italian Meatballs

Easy and quick to make for dinner, enjoy tender bites of these Italian meatballs, loaded with turkey, butter beans, and Italian bread crumbs!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 15ozbutter beans,(1 can), rinsed, drained
  • lbsturkey breast,extra-lean ground
  • 1egg white,beaten
  • 1tsponion powder
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • ½cupItalian bread crumbs
  • 1tbspolive oil


  1. Mash the butter beans in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add the ground turkey, egg white, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until evenly mixed. Fold the bread crumbs into the mixture evenly.

  3. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.

  4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs in hot oil for 5 to 7 minutes until browned on all sides.

  5. Cover the skillet and continue cooking for about 5 minutes more until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 48.12kcal
  • Fat: 1.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.56g
  • Fiber: 0.67g
  • Sugar: 0.28g
  • Protein: 4.55g
  • Cholesterol: 10.24mg
  • Sodium: 54.82mg
  • Calcium: 9.26mg
  • Potassium: 104.06mg
  • Iron: 0.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.78mg
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