These Asian Meatballs are made with ground turkey and flavored with ginger, cilantro and scallions and baked to perfection for a wonderful compliment to rice or zucchini noodles and a vegetable.
A couple of weeks ago it was Turkey Taco Balls for the win, this week it’s these Asian Meatballs. They actually kind of taste like the inside of a wonton, which is my favorite part. These have are almost as popular in our house now as the infamous healthy turkey meatballs.
I haven’t used my spiralizer in long time so I decided these little meatballs would be perfect served over sautéed zucchini noodles seasoned with a ginger powder and pepper. I saute my zoodles or about 5 minutes or less to keep them crisper. Cook longer if you prefer them a little more soft.
My husband and daughter had their meatballs over rice instead of zoodles and loved the flavor!
You could also turn them into a wonderful little appetizer too. Just roll them into much smaller sized meatballs and serve them at your next get-together.
INGREDIENTS, makes 12 meatballs
1 20 oz package of 93-99% lean ground turkey
¼ cup breadcrumbs (I used gluten free)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon ginger paste or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
How to Make Asian Meatballs with Ground Turkey
Preheat oven to 425°F.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and gently mix with your hands until thoroughly combined.
Shape meatballs and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes until cooked through and browned.
Drizzle the meatballs with a little soy sauce and lime juice.
Serve with zucchini noodles and/or rice.
Try these other healthy recipes too:
Italian Chicken Zucchini Boats
Mexican Chicken Zucchini Skillet
Asian Turkey Meatballs
- 1 ¼ lbs 93-99% lean ground turkey
- ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon ginger minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 scallions chopped
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and gently mix with your hands until thoroughly combined.
- Shape meatballs and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes until cooked through and browned.
- Drizzle the meatballs with a little soy sauce and lime juice.
- Serve with zucchini noodles and/or rice.
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Adapted from Skinny Taste
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Yum, those look great!
Those balls look BEAUTIFUL!!!! I haven’t made meatballs in a long while, but I am down to get rollin’!