October 25, 2021

Asian Turkey Meatballs

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These gluten free Asian Turkey Meatballs are SO easy, delicious & healthy. Served with an Asian peanut sauce; even picky eaters will love!

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Asian Turkey Meatballs Ingredients How To Make Asian Turkey Meatballs Healthy Swaps Serving IdeasHow to Freeze Meatballs  Asian Meatballs FAQOther Healthy Asian RecipesAsian Turkey MeatballsFOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:

Is it just me or are meatballs the easiest and yummiest AND most versatile meals?

You can make orange whole30 turkey paleo meatballs, Low carb buffalo chicken meatballs or even vegan chickpea meatballs! You can even take a taste bud trip to the Mediterranean and make Greek turkey meatballs!

PLUS, you can serve them on cute little sticks as a party appetizer, or as a main meal.

sian Turkey Meatballs Ingredients 

When I throw a party, I’m all about the appetizers and meatballs are high up there on my list! They’re crowd pleasing, and even kids love them! Add an asian spin to them and you’ll have such a fun twist on the classic! Asian food is one of my FAVES- whether I’m cooking up some Air Fryer Asian Broccoli or a full on Asian Miso Steak Sheet Pan Dinner, I’m all about the flavors that make it what it is! To make the BEST turkey meatballs, you will need:

Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (or almond butter)Full Fat Coconut MilkReduced Sodium Soya Sauce (or coconut aminos)Rice VinegarHoneyMinced Fresh GingerSesame OilCilantroSesame Seeds
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How To Make Asian Turkey Meatballs 

There are some foods that just seem intimidating. Meatballs can be tricky to make but they TOTALLY don’t have to be. To make THESE asian meatballs, there are only a few steps, so you’ll feel like a pro cooking them up in your kitchen like a chef! Here’s how:

Prepare

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and allow it to preheat fully. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Mix

Mix together the turkey, egg, green onion and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Add the coconut flour and mix until incorporated. Form into 20 balls (I use a cookie scoop) and place them on the prepared baking sheet. 

Bake

Bake the meatballs for about 15 minutes or until they are no longer pink inside. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to soak up the fat that was released as they cooked. 

Whisk

Whisk all the sauce ingredients together until smooth and gently stir in the meatballs as they break easily. Garnish, cool and DEVOUR!

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Healthy Swaps 

I’m telling you guys- this is the BEST asian turkey meatball recipe and if you’ve cooked a batch already, you KNOW what I mean! I’ve swapped out some of the classic meatball ingredients and replaced them with better-for-you options. Here’s what I did:

All Purpose Flour– I opted for coconut flour instead.Peanut Butter– If you want to make this recipe paleo friendly, feel free to use almond butter instead!Soy Sauce– Again, to make this recipe paleo, simply use coconut aminos instead!

Serving Ideas

If you’re drooling already (I most definitely am), you’re about to be even MORE hungry because we’re going to talk about how to enjoy these delicious ground turkey asian meatballs. You can totally serve them as a stand alone appetizer, as they are SO flavorful and shine all by themselves! If you want to add a bit more to make them a meal, I recommend serving them with rice and/or steamed or stir fried veggies!

Check out How to cook Cauliflower Rice for a low carb rice alternative too! 

How to Freeze Meatballs 

If you want to make these in advance and cook them another time, you TOTALLY can! I recommend storing your Asian style turkey meatballs RAW in an airtight, freezer safe container for up to a month and then thawing and cooking them whenever you need them! I’m all about prepping ahead of time and the freezer is a great way to store food that you aren’t going to cook or eat right away!

Asian Meatballs FAQ

Can i freeze the meatballs?Absolutely! These meatballs freeze really well, so popping them in the freezer for a future meal is a fantastic idea. Just make sure that you separate the meatballs from the sauce and freeze them separately to ensure that everything tastes good and that the texture doesn’t become mushy.

why are my turkey meatballs mushy?Be sure to bake the meatballs until they are cooked through and firm. Once they have gently been coated in the sauce, I recommend serving them immediately so that they do not become mushy.

How can you tell when meatballs are done?The meatballs will be done after about 15 minutes of baking in a preheated oven. They will be firm to the touch and no longer pink in the center.

what fat percentage of turkey should i use?I recommend not going anything under 85% or else the turkey meatballs will turn out dry.

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Other Healthy Asian Recipes

Crockpot Asian Lettuce Wraps

Asian Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

Asian Nicoise Salad

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.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #343434; }These gluten free Asian Turkey Meatballs are SO easy, delicious & healthy. Served with an Asian peanut sauce; even picky eaters will love!Course DinnerCuisine AmericanPrep Time 10minutesCook Time 15minutesTotal Time 25minutesServings 4PeopleCalories 345kcalAuthor Taylor

Ingredients

1lbGround turkey(85% lean)1Egg,whisked1/4CupGreen onion,sliced (plus additional for garnish)1/2tspSalt2TbspCoconut flour

For the sauce:

1/4CupNatural creamy peanut butter(or almond butter)8tspFull fat coconut milk2TbspReduced sodium soy sauce(or coconut aminos)4tspRice vinegar2tspHoney1tspFresh ginger,minced1/2tspSesame oilCilantro,for garnishSesame seeds,for garnish

Instructions

Heat your oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
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In a large bowl, mix the turkey, egg, green onion and salt. Add in the coconut flour and mix until combined. Form in 20 balls (I use a heaping cookie scoop) and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
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Bake until no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to blot off the fat that gets released as they cook.
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Whisk ALL the sauce ingredients together until smooth and then GENTLY stir in the meatballs (they break easily.)
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Garnish as desired and DEVOUR
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Nutrition

Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 29gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 854mgPotassium: 310mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6g

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Measuring SpoonsNutrition FactsAsian Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving Calories 345Calories from Fat 198% Daily Value*Fat 22g34%Saturated Fat 7g44%Cholesterol 125mg42%Sodium 854mg37%Potassium 310mg9%Carbohydrates 12g4%Fiber 3g13%Sugar 6g7%Protein 29g58%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

(per serving – 1/4 of the recipe)

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