Gluten Free Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs
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Gluten Free Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs – only 4 ingredients needed to make these juicy gluten free turkey meatballs. So simple, flavorful, and family-friendly!
*recipe orginally published Sep 2017, updated Jun 2023
The Best Gluten Free Turkey Meatballs
For a fast dinner, free of carbs, whip up these tasty meatballs and serve with your favorite sauce! These are beyond easy to make (with only 4 simple ingredients!) and can be customized with different seasonings to taste. I like to make double batches and freeze them for those nights when I have nothing prepared.
My family loves these Baked Chicken Meatballs so much, I knew I wanted to make a version with turkey. For this Gluten Free Turkey Meatball Recipe, I added a homemade Mediterranean spice blend for flavor. Served with my Spaghetti Sauce with Hidden Veggies, they are the perfect meal!
Oats (gluten free)
Homemade Mediterranean Seasoning (or other spice blend)
Check out this post for the Mediterranean blend recipe and 8 other homemade seasoning blends. Some of them would also work great in this recipe…just substitute the Mediterranean Seasoning for Italian, Ranch, Cajun or your favorite!
Make Greek Turkey Meatballs with this Homemade Greek Seasoning and serve with tzatziki sauce.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the ground turkey, oats, beaten egg, and seasoning in a large bowl. Mix well using your hands.
Roll the mixture into 1-inch sized meatballs and place them on the baking sheet.
Bake for 12-14 minutes, until slightly golden.
How to Make Meatballs Gluten Free
Typically, traditional meatballs are made with breadcrumbs or soaked bread. If you have a gluten intolerance or are just looking to minimize the processed carbs in your diet, this recipe is a great alternative. Oats replace the breadcrumbs, acting as the binder in this recipe, while also adding some bulk and extra fiber. Other gluten free ideas for replacing breadcrumbs in meatballs include almond flour, oat flour, or crushed pork rinds.
How do you keep meatballs from sticking to your hands?
If the turkey is sticking to your hands while rolling the meatballs, periodically spray your hands with avocado oil spray (or olive oil spray.)
Can I use ground chicken or ground beef?
Sure – although they may cook a little differently so be sure to watch them closely while baking.
Can I make these on the stovetop instead?
Yes! Heat olive or avocado oil in a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Cook the meatballs in batches, turning them until golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels.
Can these meatballs be frozen?
Absolutely. Once cooled, add the cooked meatballs to a large freezer safe bag or container. They will keep up to 6 months in the freezer. Thaw completely in the refrigerator before serving.
How to reheat gluten free turkey meatballs?
Meatballs can be reheated in the microwave (cover with paper towel.) Alternatively, heat some sauce in a skillet on the stove and add the meatballs to the sauce to warm them.
Serving Suggestions for Gluten Free Turkey Meatballs
Serve over spaghetti squash or gluten free pasta with marinara sauce.
Serve with a simple side salad.
Serve as an appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce.
Make meatball bowls with rice and roasted veggies
More Meatball Recipes
Gluten Free Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs
- 2 lbs ground turkey (93/7)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 1/2 tablespoons homemade mediterranean seasoning blend, see recipe below
- 1 cup quick oats (gluten free)
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands, mix well (do not overmix).
- Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet in freezer for about 10 minutes to flash freeze the meatballs. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake meatballs for 13-15 minutes until cooked through.
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