Buffalo Turkey Meatballs (Whole30 Paleo) – super tasty, healthy, and perfect for a game day appetizer!
These meatballs are nutritious, simple to make, and an excellent appetizer for your next party or game day. Packed with hidden veggies, they are a healthier take on buffalo wings and perfect for a Paleo/Whole30 diet. Even if that’s not your thing, this recipe will still hit the spot!
One of the big challenges on a Whole30 plan can be finding compliant party food. Instead of skipping the next event because you don’t want to be faced with temptation, whip up a batch of these meatballs to share! I love them because they are completely Whole30 approved and yet yummy enough to include in a party food spread.
Almond flour replaces the bread crumbs found in most meatball recipes. This is one of my favorite swaps and is completely undetectable! This recipe also includes lots of minced celery and carrots and plenty of hot sauce for big flavor. The quantity of hot sauce can be adjusted to taste for a more/less spicy level of heat. A drizzle of homemade Whole30 Ranch Dressing or dressing of your choice is the perfect addition! Enjoy!
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup very finely minced carrots
- 1/3 cup very finely minced celery
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup (divided) Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Homemade Whole30 Ranch Dressing (or other compliant dressing)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, almond flour, carrots, celery, egg, garlic, 3 tablespoons of the hot sauce, and salt. Using your hands, mix until combined but do not overwork the mixture.
Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-16 minutes until cooked through.
When slightly cooled, toss meatballs in remaining hot sauce and serve with Whole30 Ranch Dressing or dressing of choice.