juicy turkey meatballs

Juicy Turkey Meatballs

Deliciously Juicy Turkey Meatballs

Want to know the secret? SALSA!

These meatballs are also toddler-friendly and have hidden veggies in the form of carrots, onion, and some parsley for flavor. They are delicious and a family favorite at my house!

juicy turkey meatballs

Perfect paired with pasta, marinara sauce, greens, and parmesan

turkey meatballs


Juicy Turkey Meatballs

These turkey meatballs are bursting with flavor, and also have hidden veggies! A family favorite to feed everyone. Pair with pasta for an easy, delicious meal!

  • Author: Caroline Green, RDN, LD
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen meatballs 1x


  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup italian parsley leaves, lightly packed
  • 1 small white or yellow onion, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1 egg
  • 23 TBSP salsa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line large baking sheet with tin foil and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Add the carrots, onion, and parsley to a food processor. Pulse on high until well mixed. Then add in all remaining ingredients, and continue to blend on high until a smooth mixture forms.
  3. Scoop out 2 tablespoon-size meatballs and add to baking sheet.
  4. Bake all meatballs for 22-25 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  5. Enjoy! Serve with pasta and marinara sauce with spinach or peas for a well balanced meal.


Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Also freezes well. Great for meal prep!

Keywords: meal prep, turkey meatballs, toddler meatballs, hidden veggie meatballs

turkey meatballs

Enjoy these delicious protein-packed meatballs – a staple!


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