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Rad Recipes: Big Meaty Balls! (P, GF*)

*In order to make this recipe Gluten Free, you can swap all-purpose GF flour + dried Italian seasoning for the bread crumbs, or click here to use my affiliate link to get these Michelle Farms Gluten Free Italian Bread Crumbs!

I made these A-MAZE-BALLS meatballs using organic, lean ground turkey and I was a little worried that they would be too dry. Nope- they were moist and juicy and delicious, and they also passed The Chad Test so I know they’re good!  (To be fair, he always loves my cooking- but the man can be a pretty picky eater so I like to step up my game.)

Many recipes call for a 2-step cooking method of browning them in a skillet, then finishing them in the oven. Um, that’s fine, but I prefer to fry them in the pan and call it a day.

These meatballs run about 100 calories each for a golf ball sized bite, and make for an easy entree or fun snack/appetizer.  

Super Easy Recipe:

  • 1 lb lean organic ground turkey
  • 1 large fresh egg
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs*
  • Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  1. In a large bowl or food processor, mix together the meat, egg, and bread crumbs until well combined.
  2. Using your hands, roll mixture between palms to form small meatballs; set aside.
  3. Heat olive or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat; carefully add meatballs in single layer.
  4. Brown the meatballs on all sides, turning carefully, until cooked through (no pink in center)
  5. Drain meatballs on paper-lined tray. 
  6. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce (such as marinara, brown gravy, sweet & sour, or spicy honey mustard).