Quinoa Recipes: Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs using Quinoa

Turkey Meatballs are one of my favorite quick and easy dinner recipes.

You can make them in a variety of fun ways.

The hardest part of the meatball preparation is rolling them into balls.

I have a cookie scooper that I use which makes it a lot quicker.

If you are looking for easy appetizer recipes that avoid food allergies or if you are trying to avoid them in your dinner menu meatballs are a great choice.

I served these meatballs alongside a gnocchi cauliflower recipe and drizzled with a white sauce recipe.

Ingredients for meatballs:

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Lean Turkey Meat
  • ½ cup leftover Quinoa
  • (Or cook half a cup with one cup water for approx. 15 mins – see package directions)

  • 1/8 tsp Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Oregano
  • 1/8 tsp Basil
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika
  • 1/8 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Minced Onion (seasoning, you can use fresh to, if fresh I would had 1 tbl)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen chopped Spinach

Start by mixing together ground turkey meat and seasonings in a bowl. Once mixed add in cooked Quinoa and mix.

Roll meat into balls (I like them to be smaller than a golf ball, you can make to desired size).

Place meatballs in a frying pan (they can be touching).

Drizzle meatballs with approx. 1 tbls of olive oil, enough to coat pan. Gently shake around to coat meatballs and bottom of the pan.

Turn stove onto medium high heat (use splash guard if you have one) and allow to cook for approx. 10 mins then flip meatballs and add spinach, allow to cook for another 10 mins.

Once the meat is cooked I like to turn up the stove to high and crisp the outside of the meatball, turn meatballs every couple minutes to prevent burning or sticking.

Cauliflower Gnocchi and Turkey Meatballs with White Sauce

The meatballs are now ready to enjoy, click the following links to view recipe ideas for the meatballs:

Best served fresh however if you have leftovers place in a container and place in the fridge overnight. These still taste great re-heated for a minute in the microwave or place on foil in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

Want another meatball recipe? Click Turkey Meatball Soup to view recipe.

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