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Paleo Turkey Meatballs

Paleo Turkey Meatballs are the ultimate weeknight dinner! They're made with dark ground turkey, almond flour and spices, and covered in your favorite marinara sauce. Seared to perfection, then baked in the oven, this is my favorite gluten free meatball recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: paleo meatballs, paleo turkey meatballs, turkey meatballs
Servings: 18 meatballs
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dark ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce sugar free

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Add all of the meatball ingredients (everything except the olive oil and marinara) to a large bowl, then use a spoon or your hands to mix everything together.
  • Form mixture into 16-18 meatballs, then place them into a large, oven-safe skillet, along with 1 tsp olive or avocado oil. Pan-sear the meatballs until they're browned on the outside, 3-4 minutes. Then, pour the marinara sauce over top.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and bake the meatballs for 15-18 minutes. Remove skillet, then top the meatballs with additional parsley and/or red pepper flakes and enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are per meatball and are an estimation 
*You can use white ground turkey meat if you prefer 
*Feel free to use your favorite kind of marinara sauce (just double check that it's sugar-free/paleo-friendly) My two favorite brands are Rao's and Lucini Italia. 

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg