Southwest Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Southwest Turkey Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Southwest Turkey Meatballs

Taste the classic favorite meatballs but, this time, with turkey meat! This turkey meatballs recipe makes a delicious dish you will definitely make again!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • lbs99% lean ground turkey
  • 1jalapeno,seeds removed, leave some in for spicier meatballs
  • 2garlic cloves
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 3scallions,chopped
  • ¼cupseasoned plain,or gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1large egg
  • 1tspcumin
  • pinch oregano
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • cooking spray
  • creamy cilantro tomatillo dipping sauce,optional for dipping


  1. Lightly spray a baking pan with oil. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Place jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and scallions into a small food processor or chopper and pulse a few times until finely minced.

  3. In a large bowl, combine turkey, chopped herbs, bread crumbs, egg, cumin, salt, and pepper.

  4. Using your hands, mix well and measure ¼ cup of meat, then divide in two making each meatball ⅛ cup in size.

  5. Roll and place on a baking pan.

  6. Bake meatballs at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

  7. Makes 24 meatball.


  • Calories: 85.82kcal
  • Fat: 4.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.97g
  • Fiber: 0.25g
  • Sugar: 0.17g
  • Protein: 10.00g
  • Cholesterol: 48.10mg
  • Sodium: 137.04mg
  • Calcium: 19.12mg
  • Potassium: 143.93mg
  • Iron: 0.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 21.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.50mg
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