Baked Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

Healthy and tasty, this is the perfect recipe to help with your diet!


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 20 meatballs / preparation time: 45 minutes



1 lb. ground turkey

2/3 cup cooked quinoa

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 egg

1/2 red onion, diced

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/4 tsp. dried basil

1/4 tsp. dried oregano

juice of 1 lime

salt and black pepper to taste



1 – Preheat oven to 350° F.

2 – Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or cover it with parchment paper.

3 – In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined.

4 – Roll into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place them on the baking sheet, leaving space between them.

5 – Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden outside and completely cooked inside.


Tips and Options:

  • Serve with brown rice and green salad.
  • Lemon yogurt sauce is a great option for dipping.
  • To give more flavor, mix 2 different meats, e.g., ground turkey and ground chicken (or beef).
  • To freeze the raw meatballs, follow the recipe to step number 4. Put the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. After that, transfer meatballs to plastic bags or containers with lids. To use, remove from freezer and bake as directed.


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