Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Turkey: Classic Meatball (Gluten Free)

This is Part 2 of the Gluten Free Turkey Meatball request that be found on the Savor and Nourish Facebook Page. This one more closely resembles a classic meatball. Of course it's a bit healthier substituting the pork, veal, beef, and prosciutto with ground turkey.

Gluten Free Classic Turkey Meatballs
(makes 5 servings)
(200 calories per serving)

1 1/4 lb ground turkey breast
1 slice gluten-free bread
1 tbs milk
1 egg
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup red bell peppers, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 tsp olive oil

1tbs ketchup
1/2 tsp dry Italian spice blend (salt free, preferably)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

1. Put gluten free bread through a food processor. Grind until the slice becomes crumbs. Combine bread crumbs and milk. Allow it to sit for about 1 minute.

2. Combine all other meatball ingredients and bread crumb mixture. Roll mixture into 20 meatballs.

3. Heat large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. If it's not really non-stick be sure to spray with cooking spray or use a small amount of oil. Brown meatballs about 1 minute per side (assume there's 2 sides even though it's technically a sphere). Place on tin-foil-lined cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

4. Enjoy!

Suggestion: If you want to use this as an appetizer, form smaller meatballs to yield more and serve the meatballs covered in a classic tomato sauce. Or serve the sauce along side as a dip.


  1. Sounds wonderful! I love meatballs especially turkey! Looks awesome!

  2. I usually make chicken and beef meatballs... Turkey would be a nice change! These look divine :)
    - abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  3. de..lish with a mango curry glaze
    did for a picky eater crowd as an app for a wedding and did half sweedish style and half curry yumm