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Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

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Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are the perfect busy week-night meal to make. These meatballs come together quickly and are topped with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Serve them with rice and veggies for a complete and healthy meal.

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are the perfect busy week-night meal to make. These meatballs come together quickly and are topped with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Serve them with rice and veggies for a complete and healthy meal.

The Best Homemade Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

These Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are part of my 15 minute meal segment that I’m doing over on my Instagram and Tiktok. This segment was highly requested for those that don’t have a ton of time to dedicate toward dinner, but still want to make something quick and healthy.

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are made in about 20 minutes total time, prep and baking time combined. These turkey meatballs are baked at a high heat which helps seal in the moisture making them both juicy and soft. The teriyaki sauce is made in just a few minutes on the stovetop while the meatballs are baking. I like to pair this meal with white rice, but they also taste great on their own.

I can’t wait for you to try this recipe, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. If you do, don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram or Tiktok. Also, please consider leaving a comment and rating below, this supports my business more than you know.

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are the perfect busy week-night meal to make. These meatballs come together quickly and are topped with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Serve them with rice and veggies for a complete and healthy meal.

Ingredients needed to make these quick Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

When creating this recipe, I wanted to make sure that it was quick, easy and stress-free. Like most, if not all of my recipes, I try to stick to simple and minimal ingredients because baking and cooking really doesn’t have to be long or complicated. Grab these ingredients below and let’s get cooking.

Turkey Meatballs

  • ground turkey (93-97% lean)
  • Italian bread crumbs, or plain but I would encourage more seasoning if using plain
  • egg
  • ground ginger 
  • Salt + pepper 

Teriyaki Sauce

  • water 
  • veggie broth 
  • brown sugar 
  • miso paste
  • hosin sauce
  • sesame seed oil 
  • soy sauce 
  • ground ginger 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tapioca flour
Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are the perfect busy week-night meal to make. These meatballs come together quickly and are topped with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Serve them with rice and veggies for a complete and healthy meal.

How to make healthy Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

From start to finish, these Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs will be ready in about 20 minutes time. First, we will mix the ingredients for the meatballs, then roll them into bite size balls and bake them. While those are baking, we will make the teriyaki sauce and jasmine rice to pair with it. This is just a general outline, the full direction will be at the bottom of this page on the recipe card.

To start, prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper, foil or a silicon baking mat.

Next, add the ground turkey and remainder of ingredients to a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, combine all the ingredients until they are well incorporated.

Then, roll the turkey into small bite sized meatballs and place them directly onto the baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes.

While those are baking, prepare the teriyaki sauce. In a large saucepan, add in all of the ingredients and whisk until well combined. Add in the tapioca flour last to help thicken the sauce. Bring to a low simmer and then remove from heat.

When the meatballs are done baking, remove from the oven and make sure the internal temp reaches 165F. When ready, add them to the pan with the sauce and coat each meatball well.

Serve on top of jasmine rice and top with sesame seeds and green onions, enjoy!

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are the perfect busy week-night meal to make. These meatballs come together quickly and are topped with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Serve them with rice and veggies for a complete and healthy meal.

A few other quick and healthy dinner ideas to try out:

homemade vegan chili

healthy oven baked chicken with veggies/ miso dressing

pesto crusted salmon

stuffed portobello mushrooms

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

Recipe by Hannah KlingCourse: EntreeCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Beginner
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are the perfect busy week-night meal to make. These meatballs come together quickly and are topped with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Serve them with rice and veggies for a complete and healthy meal.

Ingredients

  • Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 lb of ground turkey

  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp chili flakes

  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp white miso paste

  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 1 Tbsp sesame seed oil

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour

Directions

  • To start, preheat oven to 425F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper, foil or a silicon baking mat.
  • Next, add the ground turkey to a large bowl. Then, add in the Italian bread crumbs, egg, ground ginger, sea salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, combine all the ingredients until they are well incorporated.
  • Using a cookie scoop, or eyeballing it with your hands, grab 1 Tbsp of the meat mixture and roll between the palm of your hands until you have a perfect ball. Place them directly onto the baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper and bake for 12 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165F.
  • While those are baking, prepare the teriyaki sauce. In a large saucepan, add in water, vegetable broth, brown sugar, white miso paste, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, and ground ginger. Whisk until ingredients are well combined, bring to a low simmer and then add in the tapioca flour last to help thicken the sauce. Remove from heat.
  • When the meatballs are ready, add them to the pan with the sauce and coat each meatball well.
  • Serve on top of jasmine rice and top with sesame seeds and green onions, enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Brenda Ramos

    Easy to make and SO delicious!! I subbed for egg white and also did not have the crumbs so used oatmeal (blended) as crumbs and added Italian seasoning. Making this again!

     

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