Mom's Turkey Meatballs

So I am a wee bit behind on posting this recipe (SORRY), but it has been a little hectic the past week or two. I'm finally getting a chance to breathe, so get ready for some recipes coming your way!

Growing up, my mom made the best meatballs in my opinion. We aren't Italian. In fact, my mom is German and Irish, so literally nowhere near Italian. So I'm not going to pretend these are super authentic Italian meatballs. But I grew up eating them, and they will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Back when I was a kid, mom would make these using ground beef. If you haven't seen me mention it in previous posts, she is now a vegan. So clearly she isn't enjoying these anymore (sorry mom), but I still am. I have adapted them to use ground turkey instead because I just don't eat red meat all that often. But if you're into beef, go for it! Other than the turkey and a couple of other minor changes, these are exactly my mom's recipe. So I can't take too much credit for them, but I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Here's What You'll Need:

-1 lb of ground turkey (Anywhere between 1 and 1.25 lbs will work just fine with these exact measurements)
-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
-2 eggs
-1 tbsp dried parsley
-1/2 tsp dried onion
-1/4 tsp sea salt
-1/8 tsp black pepper
-2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
-1 clove garlic
-1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs


1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
2) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl using your hands. Mix thoroughly to try to get everything as evenly spread as possible.
3) Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure out the meatballs, and form into balls with your hands. Place the meatballs evenly on a greased baking sheet.
4) Once the oven is preheated, place the meatballs into the oven and cook 12 minutes per side (flipping half way through)
5) Remove the meatballs from the oven, and enjoy!

There are so many ways to eat these meatballs. Throw them in with some pasta or zoodles, add them to a nice veggie bowl, or even have one in the place of a breakfast meat. The options are endless! I'd love to hear how you ate them and what you think in the comments below!