Turkey Party Meatballs

By Team Turkey
Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Entrée
20 MIN

About this Dish

Here’s a tip: grab some dip! Turkey Party Meatballs keep your spread stress free while providing your guests with a filling and fun option to enjoy. These meatballs are great on their own as an appetizer. But they also make for a simple base for a variety of dishes! Try our Thai Turkey Meatball Lettuce Wraps and Bite-sized Turkey Meatball Subs.

Cooking Style
Pan Fry
Ground Turkey
Dish Type


1 ½ pounds 93% lean ground turkey

⅔ c panko bread crumbs

1 small shallot, minced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 egg, beaten

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

¼ c fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


In a large bowl, gently mix the turkey, bread crumbs, shallot, egg, salt, pepper and parsley by hand until combined. Shape mixture into eighteen 1 1/2 inch meatballs.

Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the meatballs, flipping occasionally to make sure all sides are golden brown. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate when they are done.

To serve, place in a platter alongside your dipping sauce of choice, think: marinara, alfredo, Thai peanut, blue cheese, etc.