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Healthy Asian Turkey Meatballs – Easy Meatball Recipe

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Healthy Asian Turkey Meatballs – such an easy asian turkey meatball recipe:)

Have you ever craved hot sauce, specifically Sriracha?  That’s how this recipe started, I wanted sriracha, which usually I eat with some sort of asian chicken, but I had a package of ground turkey thawed, so I improvised and it worked!! (Not all my recipes turn out or even make it into our dinner rotation.)  I decided meatballs are easy to bake in the oven, then I created a sauce to go with them.  Disclaimer: the sauce isn’t terribly thick because most thick sauces include sugar to create that texture.

I was thinking of accompaniments and of course cauliflower fried rice is a super favorite at our house and it’s simple to make, so that’s the story behind this recipe.

Here’s my cauliflower fried rice recipe link. I bet the cauliflower fried rice will become a staple recipe at your house too!!

cauliflower fried rice

Here’s what the cauliflower rice looks like in the pan.  If I’m being fancy or have more time, I’ll add carrots, broccoli and snap peas.  The bag of stir fry veggies works too.  The cauliflower comes frozen and for the fried rice I use the cauliflower medley, so it has peas and tiny carrot pieces.  You can add more greens too, I’ve added kale or swiss chard from my garden.  The choice of greens changes seasonally at my house based on the greens I have in the garden.

Back to the healthy asian turkey meatballs, they are super easy to make.  I add chopped red peppers to the ground turkey, along with ginger (I’ve used the tube ginger from the produce section or dried ground ginger, both work perfectly), some garlic powder, onion powder, dijon mustard and green onions if I have them.  Ball the meatballs and bake them, see super simple, right?

For the sauce, I use my asian pantry staples: white vinegar, soy sauce or amino acid soy replacement, toasted sesame oil (btw if you’ve never had toasted sesame oil, it is the most delicious ingredient for asian food and definitely worth having in the pantry), peanut butter and sriracha, if you’re good with a kick.

I’ve served the asian turkey meatballs a couple different ways.  One way is as a lettuce wrap.  Sometimes the lettuce from my garden doesn’t quite hold up to being a wrap, but here’s how the lettuce wrap looked.

asian turkey lettuce wraps

For my kids plate, they add the cauliflower fried rice, meatballs and sometimes a veggie if we have one they like.  Here’s the kid’s plate.

asian turkey meatballs kids

I can’t wait for you to try this super simple recipe for the healthy asian turkey meatballs and it becoming a weekly recipe at your house.

If you are looking for another favorite Asian recipe, check out the Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe, here’s the link.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Asian Turkey Meatballs - Easy Asian Turkey Meatball Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 648mg 27%
Potassium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Healthy Asian Turkey Meatballs - Easy Asian Turkey Meatball Recipe
Healthy Asian Turkey Meatballs are perfect for a quick dinner and kid friendly! There are tons of options of how to serve the asian turkey meatballs. I love them with fried cauliflower rice, recipe linked or as asian turkey lettuce wraps. You will add these easy asian turkey meatballs to your dinner rotation.
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Meatballs
optional
  • 3 Tbs green onions diced, add more if you like green onions
Sauce
optional
  • 1 tsp Sriracha Or add as much as you like it spicy
  • 1/4 cup green onions If you like the freshness of green onions
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Meatballs
optional
  • 3 Tbs green onions diced, add more if you like green onions
Sauce
optional
  • 1 tsp Sriracha Or add as much as you like it spicy
  • 1/4 cup green onions If you like the freshness of green onions
healthy asian turkey meatballs
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Instructions
Meatballs
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add turkey, diced red peppers, green onions, egg, dijon, ginger, garlic and onion powder to a bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Ball meatballs in 2 oz meatballs and place on a rack on a baking sheet or directly on the baking sheet. I prefer a rack because they seem to drain the excess liquid, but it's not necessary. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.
    Easy Asian Turkey Meatballs
Sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients until combined.
    asian turkey lettuce wraps
  2. Add meatballs to sauce to coat and enjoy:)
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