Recipe: Meatballs Get a Healthy Twist

This fun twist on a classic dish comes with a big-time nutritional punch.

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Greek yogurt isn’t just for breakfast! This creamy, high-protein addition is the secret to keeping lean turkey meatballs extra juicy. Serve over sauteéd greens, zucchini noodles, a rice bowl, or pasta to make these baked turkey meatballs a savory meal.

Baked Turkey Meatballs

Makes 18 Meatballs


  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or basil
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the breadcrumbs, yogurt, Parmesan, onion, garlic, parsley/basil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the ground turkey, and mix with your fingers until just combined.
  3. Form the mixture into 1 ½-inch meatballs, and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake until browned and cooked through, about 18 minutes.

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