This post may contain affiliate links (disclosure).
These healthy baked turkey spinach meatballs are amazing! So easy to make and so delicious – what a great new recipe for a healthy lifestyle!
These turkey spinach meatballs are gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo, keto and whole 30 approved! Best of all, you can sneak the whole package of spinach into these meatballs and even spinach haters will devour them!
When the spinach is worked into the turkey meatball mixture, somehow you don’t even taste the spinach once the meatballs are baked! If you cover the meatballs with sauce and don’t look inside when biting into them, most people wouldn’t even notice that the spinach is there!
These baked turkey spinach meatballs taste great with or without sauce! Here are some sauces that will be awesome with these healthy meatballs: made from scratch tomato sauce, tzatziki yogurt sauce, cranberry orange sauce or homemade bbq sauce. You can add the sauce to these meatballs and serve them over pasta or rice or alongside mashed potatoes. Or you can serve this turkey spinach meatballs plain – they are so tender and yummy!
The spinach makes the texture of the meatballs really tender, and because of spinach addition you don’t need to add breadcrumbs! That’s how these meatballs don’t contain the typical breadcrumbs, so they are naturally gluten-free!
These turkey spinach meatballs also work great as a salad protein. If you are tired of constantly adding plain chicken to your salads, you will love adding these delicious baked meatballs! You will surely look forward to your salad when it is topped with these juicy tasty spinach turkey meatballs!
I usually serve these baked meatballs as a main dish, but they also work great as an appetizer. You can make them smaller in size and put a toothpick in each cooked meatball, making it into a perfect cocktail finger food!
These baked turkey spinach meatballs freeze perfectly. As I wrote in my guide on how to freeze meatballs, I like to freeze meatballs cooked. Just bake the meatballs as usual, then line a large plate with parchment paper, put the meatballs on a plate so they are not touching, put in a freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Afterwards, put the frozen meatballs in a large ziploc bag and put back in a freezer. When ready to eat, just defrost as many meatballs as you need – in a refrigerator overnight or in a microwave. Enjoy!
If you like these baked turkey meatballs with spinach, you will also love these clean eating recipes:
Eggplant Spinach Buddha Bowl – so easy to make and a perfect healthy lunch!
Meatloaf In A Muffin Tin – make individual mini-meatloaves by using a muffin pan. Great for portion control and meal prep!
Spicy Garlic Spinach – add even more spinach to your diet when you make it in a spicy garlic form!
Paleo Pancakes – made without any grains and gluten, these 3-ingredient pancakes are amazing!
Baked Turkey Tacos – make healthy tacos for a crowd by baking them in the oven!
Turkey Spinach Baked Meatballs Recipe
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
- 1 small onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, spinach, onion, garlic, egg, salt and pepper.
- Take the meat mixture by a heaping tablespoon, roll into meatballs and put on a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Put the turkey spinach meatballs in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.