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Guiltless Turkey Meatballs

There really is nothing like a good plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Or a delicious meatball sub. Or heck, just meatballs! I was wanting to make meatball subs for dinner one night, but I didn’t want to make regular meatballs because a)they have a lot of ingredients and I did NOT have time for that and b) most recipes I found basically fried the meatballs in oil to cook them. Neither of those sounded like something I wanted to do, so I decided to make a leaner version of a meatball that is neither fried or complicated!

Like I said, we used them on meatball subs, but they can be used for anything you like!

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Guiltless Turkey Meatballs

Servings: 5 (4- 1 oz meatballs per serving)
Amount per Serving: 204 calories- 5g carbs- 10g fat- 23g protein
Log it on MyFitness Pal using the name “A Guiltless Glutton Guiltless Turkey Meatballs”


  • 20 oz lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 c seasoned panko
  • 1/4 c shredded parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. guiltless meatballs
  3. Form ingredients into 20 meatballs and place on a greased (or cooking spray-ed) pan. When you do this, press down on each meatball a little bit so it thins out a little bit and cooks faster (I was hungry, ok!) guiltless meatballs
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, flip your meatballs, and bake for another 5 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink in the middle.
  5. Serve with your favorite dish!


Like I said, super simple! And using turkey really eliminates a lot of the fat that you would get if you make it with beef and cook it in beef fat. Full fat meatballs are perfectly fine every once in while, but if you need a meatball sub on the regular, I’d stick with these!

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Spaghetti and meatballs is comfort food for us. What is your favorite comfort food?

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