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Turkey Meatballs

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Category: Main Dishes
Recipe Created By: Heidi Bayer

Turkey Meatballs

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1 lb ground turkey
1/4 cup breadcrumbs or crushed cereal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp canola oil
dash apple cider vinegar


Mix all ingredients together.

Roll into balls.

Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 400 °F for 25-30 minutes.


If you have bread but not breadcrumbs, I usually pop it in the oven on 250 for a while until it is dry. Then I run it in the Cuisinart or the blender to crush - you cold also hand crush it.


The oregano can be replaced with any other safe herb you can have.

Select breadcrumbs or cereal appropriate for your allergy set. Gluten-free crumbs or cereal will work fine.

Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in specific grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye). Other grains are naturally gluten-free but may have cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. Look for certified gluten-free products if you need to avoid gluten. Find out more about wheat and gluten substitutions.

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I didn't have any gluten free bread crumbs or cereal that could work but added 1 TBSP ground flax with 2.5 TBSP water that sat until a bit thicker. Added Italian seasoning instead of oregano. Everyone enjoyed these.

Glad they were a hit! Great idea to use flax as a binder.

These meatballs were good. Thanks Lisa for the flax idea. My kids are allergic to wheat and eggs among many other things) but the 1 tbsp. of flax with water binded the meatballs well. I also used Italian seasoning. Good recipe...will make again.

Kathy P - KFA Admin 8/4/2015 5:19:50 AM

Awesome that the flax worked for you Stephanie! I would never have though to use flax as the binder to replace the breadcrumbs. I've only used it to replace egg in things.

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