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Recipe of the Week: Extra Lean Turkey Meatballs

Recipe of the Week: Extra Lean Turkey Meatballs

Like lean hamburger and meatloaf recipes, I love ground turkey recipes like this because you get a lot of taste for a relatively small amount of calories.

This recipe is from my cookbook The Shredded Chef, and it’s low calorie, easy to make, extremely tasty, and quite filling, which is a nice bonus for when you’re restricting calories for weight loss. Enjoy!



4 (4 meatballs per serving)

Calories Per Serving


Protein Per Serving

46 grams

Carbohydrates Per Serving

11 grams

Fat Per Serving

5 grams



1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey breast

2 egg whites

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

1/4 cup quick cooking oats

1 tablespoon whole flaxseeds

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper




Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a large baking dish with cooking spray.

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Make 16 meatballs and place them in the baking dish.

Bake for 7 minutes and turn the meatballs. Bake for 8 – 13 minutes longer, or until no longer pink in the center.

What You Get to Eat


What did you think of this week’s recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Julia Irmis

    These are awesome – so easy and tasty, I’m actually eating them right now. Thank you 🙂

    • Michael Matthews

      Haha nice! I love them too!

  • Eric L

    These have actually become a bit of a staple for me – SO easy to make! But I actually use a small ice cream scoop to portion them out – turns out that they end up exactly doubling the quantity so when I portion out for my meals it looks like I’m getting double the amount, double the crunchy exterior. Just have to cook them a few minutes less…

    • Michael Matthews

      I know! I love these too.

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  • sandy

    Oh my gosh… This is the best recipe I’ve made in months! I think this needs to be a one a week ordeal in my house. Fantastic! I think tomorrow, I’m making a huge batch and freezing them!! Thank you, Mike!

    • Awesome to hear! Sounds like a good plan. Hope everyone in the house continues to enjoy them. 🙂

  • Loved the Italian Chicken Meatballs. I made a fat free Neapolitan sauce with Wholewheat Spaghetti topped with the said meatballs. Great meal!

  • Michelle Casale

    Hi – I have the book and noticed the calories and macros are different between that and this post, although the ingredient amounts/serving size are the same 🙁 the book states 316 calories, 40g protein, 10g carbs, 13g fat. Can I ask which is correct?

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