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gluten-free turkey meatballs

Herbed Meatballs | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These herbed meatballs are delicious, easy to make, and freeze really well. Make up a big batch so you have easy dinners ready to go!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword ground turkey, herbed meatballs, organic ground chicken, turkey meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 meatballs
Author Deana Larkin Evans


  • 1 1/2 cups GF DF breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped (or 1 tbsp dried basil)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 small onion, minced (or 1 tsp onion powder)
  • 1 tsp Italian or poultry seasoning (preferably organic)
  • 2 lb organic ground chicken (or ground turkey)
  • Olive oil, for spraying


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash, rinse and dry the Italian parsley and basil. Pick off the leaves and discard the stems. Chop.
  3. Grind up GFCF white bread in a mini-prep to make fresh breadcrumbs (if bread is frozen, thaw before grinding).
  4. Combine the breadcrumbs, basil, parsley, water, tomato paste, salt, pepper, eggs, garlic and onions, and Italian or poultry seasoning and stir to blend together. Add the ground turkey. Using fingers, gently mix all the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  5. With wet hands, measure out and roll the meatballs about the size of a golf ball. Place the meatballs on a foil covered baking sheet (or on a cast iron grill pan or cooking rack placed over a baking sheet), spray with olive oil and bake until cooked through, about 18-20 minutes.
  6. When the meatballs are done remove from oven. Let cool before freezing. Enjoy the many options available with your beautiful homemade meatballs!