Turkey Oatmeal Meatballs – Healthy and Easy to Prepare
We love these easy turkey oatmeal meatballs and make them often to use in a variety of ways. They are delicious eaten just as they are, or cut in half and served on top of a salad. You can also toss them in tomato sauce and serve over a bed of pasta.
Roll a couple of sliced meatballs up in a heated flour tortilla and a yummy lunch is served! We love finding ways to use healthy ground turkey and this is one of our favorites.
There is no stress involved in making these meatballs – and they don’t take up much time. What you get is lean and healthy comforting food that can be served in a variety of ways! You will love them!
You don't need to worry about fat nor calories when you make these lean and healthy turkey oatmeal meatballs.
- 1 lb. ground turkey ALWAYS BUY 93% LEAN
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup oatmeal USE REGULAR OATMEAL
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, mix together the egg and oatmeal. Sprinkle with a little salt & pepper.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and gently mix until everything is combined.
Form into 8 meatballs about the size of a golf ball and place on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 22 minutes or until turkey is cooked through.
Healthy Meatballs for a Healthy Dinner –
These turkey oatmeal meatballs are gluten-free but check your Dijon mustard and oatmeal when purchasing to make sure they are gluten-free food products.
Oatmeal is used in place of traditional breadcrumbs for this recipe and definitely won’t miss them. We love finding ways to use more heart-healthy oatmeal in our recipes.
These delicious meatballs are lower in fat and calories than traditional beef meatballs. Turkey is high in protein and also the important B Vitamins.
Mix regular oatmeal with 1 egg and a sprinkle of salt & pepper. If you sprinkle salt in layers, you will never be overpowered by salt.
Never be afraid to mix the meat using your hands. Just watch out that you do not get the meat too warm. If the meat gets a little warm, just put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and then it will be much easier to form into meatballs.
TIP: Don’t use 99% lean turkey as it tends to dry out a little bit more. Always use turkey with a little bit of fat. Turkey is a healthy lean meat and that little bit of fat makes recipes that are much tastier.
These meatballs are perfect for when you are looking for something low in fat yet delicious and filling. Always eat protein with meals to help keep your diet well-balanced.
If you love turkey meatballs – you will also love these turkey meatballs cooked in sauce!
Or our super-healthy turkey zucchini meatballs.