Spicy Turkey Meatballs

Spicy Turkey Meatballs

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 168.9
  • Total Fat: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.2 mg
  • Sodium: 185.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 18.1 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Spicy Turkey Meatballs calories by ingredient


Introduction

These meatballs are a wonderful addition to any spaghetti dinner. Make a big batch and freeze for use later. These meatballs are a wonderful addition to any spaghetti dinner. Make a big batch and freeze for use later.
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    2 lb ground turkey (93% lean)
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup crushed Italian seasoned croutons
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 tsp crushed red pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp Italian spices
    2 tsp olive oil

Directions

Mix first 7 ingredients by hand.
Heat olive oil in large skillet.
After mixing, make in to 1-1 and 1/2 inch meatballs.
Place in hot olive oil.
Cook over medium heat turning until all sides are golden brown.
Remove from heat, cool over paper towel, then use in pasta sauce and freeze remaining for use later.
To use later simply heat in microwave or heat in sauce.

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user L2RUN13.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I totally agree with everyone else that has tried this recipe. These meatballs are so tasty and cook up great. Rather than frying the meatballs, I put them under the broiler and they turned out great. This saves on using the oil. - 1/18/09


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    Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    These were good. I actually baked them at 375 for about 30 minutes...next time I will add more Italian Seasoning and bake them at 325 instead. I will definitely make them again! - 5/19/09


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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I forgo the cheese, replace eggs with Egg Beaters or egg whites and use Flax and Wheat Germ in place of croutons. Baking them or cooking in sauce works just as well and then you don't need the oil. Reduces calories significantly. - 5/13/09


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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added a little hot auce to make them a little more spicy, but this is a great alternative to hamburger meatballs - I will definitely make these again. - 3/5/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a hit at our house! I browned the meatballs, then put them in the oven at 350F for 15 minutes to cook through. DH wanted to eat them all by themselves, without the marinara sauce, they were so tasty! - 12/6/14


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    these were good! I made them on football day and put them in some spicy barbeque sauce - 9/20/11


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Instead of bread crumbs, I used Stove Top Stuffing-Turkey flavored and I also baked them. Recipe is a keeper! - 2/14/10


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these with red beans and rice. I used ground turkey breast and added fresh garlic and cumin. Instead of the croutons I used McCormick Crusting Blends with panko bread crums in the Italian Herb & Cheese flavor. Oh myyyy..... they were great and my kitchen smells fabulous! Thanks! - 8/15/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were fantastic! I omitted the parmesan cheese because I suddenly discovered I was out. Next time I might try to broil or bake them and try using just egg whites rather than the full eggs. The kids loved them! - 4/17/09


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great meatballs...but you can microwave them for three minutes depending on size. They will not be fully cooked then put in sauce and finish cooking. Gets rid of fat calories used in skillet. Being turkey there should not be much fat anyway... - 2/24/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't fry or bake the meatballs. I just rolled them and dropped them into the sauce and cooked for about an hour. If your sauce gets too thick, just add a little water. This is the way my grandmother from Sicily did it and it works. They were very tasty! - 2/24/09


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were delicious and you couldn't tell they were turkey! Ate with whole wheat rigatoni & sauce, and a little fresh grated parmesan cheese. The nine servings for me came out to 5 meatballs per serving. Guess it depends on how big you make them! - 12/31/08


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    Nice. - 2/27/21


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    sounds and looks yummy - 2/6/21


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    Incredible!
    I love spicy food this was fantastic - 4/15/19


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    Next time I make these, I'm using either beef or a beef pork mix. The turkey didn't do it. The spices overwhelmed the turkey. - 2/8/19


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    thanks - 5/14/18


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    Good
    Could use a few extra flavor enhancers - 4/25/18


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    Sounds yummy. - 1/19/18


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    good - 8/7/17


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    Incredible!
    Yummy! Love this turkey meatball recipe. Instead of using the frying pan I baked them! - 7/22/17


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    I see that one had tried broiling the meatballs. Great idea and I am going to give it a try. - 2/3/17


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    Incredible!
    This is my husband's favorite recipe! I've had to start doubling the recipe because we like to eat them cold over the next couple days. A new favorite of the whole family!! - 2/27/13


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    Very Good
    These will be very good for the parties I usually have! Thank you so much! - 1/25/11


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    Incredible!
    Yum!! Very tasty and spicy. Easy to make. All of these ingredients I have hanging around the kitchen. So good! Makes me excited about eating spaghetti with ground turkey instead of ground beef!! - 1/16/11


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    Very Good
    These are great! My son loved them and I served them at a Christmas party and they were a big hit there too! Will definately make these again. - 12/15/10


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    Incredible!
    WE LOVED THESE!!! - 4/2/10


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    Very Good
    My husband loved these! A little too much red pepper flakes for my taste, but when I made them without, it wasn't as good for my husband. Great alternative to beef! - 2/21/10


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    Incredible!
    These are great. I had been using the Shady Brook Farms turkey meatballs from the supermarket, and I recently noticed that they contain corn syrup. I found this recipe when I was looking for a home made replacement. Made 32 meatballs - enough for 4 meals for DH and I. Bravo!! - 1/11/10


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    Very Good
    These were good. I used half to make stuffed peppers and the rest I made into meatballs. Very tasty - 1/7/10


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    Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like meatballs. - 4/20/09


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    Very Good
    I cooked these for my boyfriend and I and we both loved them. We thought they were nice and spicy and will have them again. They are delicious even without pasta sauce. - 1/28/09


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    Very Good
    A very good substitute for beef meatballs. I loved the spiciness! - 1/24/09


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    Very Good
    Loved the flavor! This is a keeper! - 1/18/09


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    made for my kids and they loved them! thanks!! - 1/18/09


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    Incredible!
    I made these tonight for my boyfriend, and we loved them! They were so easy to make, and had a ton of flavor. However, instead of frying them in oil I baked them to reduce some of the fat. They WERE AWESOME! :D - 11/30/08


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    How many does it make, and how many are in a serving? I really wish people would be more specific. It sounds really good! - 6/16/08


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    Very Good
    I really enjoyed making these meatballs... I was a little worried about frying them (usually I bake them) but they turned out delicious! I also added some diced onion and fresh garlic instead of garlic powder because I was all out... Still good!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    - 3/18/08


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    Incredible!
    Very good, we will make these a regular now. Loved the red pepper spice. - 2/17/08


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    Very Good
    These are super yummy! I wasn't succeding with frying them in the pan, so I put them in a mini-muffin pan. It worked great! - 1/30/08


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    Incredible!
    This was great. We had with marinara and whole wheat penne and loved it. Will definately do again - 11/18/07


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    Incredible!
    I made these last night, and they are wonderful!! They don't taste low fat at all. My boyfriend, whose a very picky eater, loved them! - 8/31/07


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    Incredible!
    I am not a fan of turkey burger, but these were delish!!
    I had a little over a pound of turkey burger so I halved the recipe. I also added some onion salt to the mix. They were outstanding! Thanks for a great recipe!
    - 8/6/07