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Tikka Masala Meatballs

These easy Tikka Masala Meatballs are juicy oven-baked turkey meatballs simmered in a deliciously aromatic tomato cream sauce served over a bed of basmati rice!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 230kcal


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 12 oz tikka masala sauce
  • Fresh Cilantro optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, oats, onion, egg, ginger and garlic and mix together thoroughly
  • Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. (about 18-20 meatballs)
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes
  • Remove meatballs from the oven.
  • Place them in a large skillet with tikka masala sauce.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with basmati rice and a garnish of fresh cilantro.


Use quick oats or breadcrumbs, if preferred
Use lean ground chicken or ground beef, if desired
Serve over basmati, jasmine rice or quinoa.
Nutritional information does not include rice or quinoa.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg