These Turkey Asian Meatballs are super easy to make and quite delicious. They have become a staple in my paleo meal prep business. The lean ground turkey meatballs are full of flavor and nice and moist inside. These homemade turkey meatballs are topped off with an incredible honey garlic sticky sauce which is seriously to die for!
What Makes This Recipe So Good?
- First off, these meatballs are so moist! A lot of lean meatball recipes come out dry but these ones are far from that! These homemade meatballs are nice and moist inside.
- Secondly, the sauce is seriously to die for. I use the sauce in my Honey Garlic Ginger Pulled Pork recipe, too!
- This recipe is naturally gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, refined sugar free, paleo, grain free and can be made autoimmune (AIP) friendly too!
- You can have dinner on the table in under 1 hour with this recipe.
- This recipe only requires 15 minutes of hands-on time!
- You can batch cook these meatballs and make them for meal prep or freeze them so you have a ready to eat meal already prepped and ready to go!
For the meatballs-
- Lean ground turkey-I love getting my turkey from Butcher Box. They have the best quality of stuff and it is shipped frozen right to your door! If you use my Butcher Box link you can save on your order every single month.
- Fresh ginger-To give these meatballs some flavor. If you do not have fresh ground you can use ground but note that you only need about half the amount for ground ginger because it is much more potent.
- Garlic-For flavor.
- Red pepper flakes-To add some spice.
- Soy sauce-To keep these meatballs nice and moist. If you are gluten free and soy free like me though you can use coconut aminos-they taste just like soy sauce but are soy free and made from a coconut!
- Flour-This binds the meatballs together. If you are gluten free like me I love to use Otto’s Cassava flour.
For the sauce-
- Honey-This is the main base of the sauce. I like to get my honey from Costco! They sell big containers of it at really affordable prices. Make sure whatever brand you get that it is pure honey. A lot of brands contain additives and we want to stay away from that.
- Sriracha-This gives these meatballs a nice kick!
- Ginger-For taste. I highly suggest fresh ginger only for the sauce. You can easily get away with ground ginger for the meatballs, but for the sauce I suggest fresh.
- Garlic-For flavor.
- Apple cider vinegar-This gives the sauce an added layer of kick.
- Coconut aminos-To add the soy sauce like flavor. You can totally use soy sauce here, I just do not eat soy so I use the alternative.
To garnish- (totally optional)
- Red pepper flakes, green onions, sesame seeds.
How To Make Turkey Asian Meatballs:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add all of the meatball ingredients to a bowl and mix throughout.
- Scoop the meatballs with a 1 inch cookie dough scooper onto a baking sheet.
- Roll the meatballs into a more uniform shape.
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until the meatballs reach 165 degrees F with a meat thermometer.
- While the meatballs cook- place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium low while whisking every few minutes. Once the sauce is brought to a simmer, reduce the heat on low.
- Once the meatballs are done, allow them to sit for 10 minutes prior to tossing in the sauce. Toss the meatballs in the sauce and garnish with optional garnishes.
How Long Do These Meatballs Last For?
- These meatballs last for up to a week in the fridge!
Can I Freeze These?
- Yes! I suggest waiting to add the sauce until you are ready to serve. I prefer to vacuum seal anything that I freeze to prevent freezer burnt and help it last longer.
What Goes Well With These Meatballs?
- Cauliflower rice
- Boy choy
- Brown rice noodles
- Cassava noodles
- If you like your meatballs pan seared, you can kick them up to broil for a minute or two at the end!
- The best way to tell if your meatballs are done is by using a meat thermometer. Ground turkey should temp at 165 degrees F.
If you like this recipe, you will also LOVE my other delicious weeknight dinners:
If you enjoyed this recipe it would mean the world to me if you rated it and left a comment below. It helps others find it on google.xoxo-Allianna
Join my online community for FREE and get a weekly newsletter from me.
Turkey Asian Meatballs
- baking sheet
- 1 inch meatball scooper
- Sauce pan
For the meatballs:
- 1 pound ground turkey I like Butcher Box, if you use my link you will get a free thing of meat with your order every month!
- 1 tbsp flour I use gluten free cassava flour (the otto's brand)
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes omit for AIP
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger ground
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce if you tolerate that
For the sauce:
To serve/ garnish:
- red pepper flakes
- sesame seeds
- green onions
For the sauce:
- Place all ingredients in a sauce pan and whisk on medium low heat and bring to a simmer.
For the meatballs:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Add a piece of wax paper to a baking sheet and scoop the meatballs with a 1 inch cookie scoop. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the meatballs temp at 165 degrees F.
- Allow the meatballs to sit for 10 minutes to firm. Toss the meatballs int he sticky sauce and top off with optional red pepper flakes, sesame seeds and green onions. If you enjoyed this recipe it would mean the world to me if you rated it and left a comment below. It helps others find it on google.xoxo-Allianna