Turkey pesto meatballs are made with just 4 ingredients and make the perfect healthy protein for meatball subs or served with marinara and whole-grain pasta for a simple weeknight meal.
Why You’ll Love These Turkey Pesto Meatballs
You guys, I just made a double batch of these turkey pesto meatballs this weekend to have on hand. Why? First and foremost, the ENTIRE family eats them. Second, they freeze really well [both cooked and uncooked]. If I haven’t swayed you yet then check out the ingredients list. 4 ingredients!
The first time I made these turkey pesto meatballs we ate them approximately 23 minutes after they were done cooking. But if you’re like me and are looking for a few gold star make ahead freezer meals before the birth of a child, for a friend who needs an extra hand in the kitchen, or heck, just because you lead a busy lifestyle and want to eat healthy, then these turkey pesto meatballs are for you!
Tips & Tricks for These Meatballs
- I made them into mini meatballs so they didn’t take up too much room in my freezer!
- If you don’t have ground turkey on hand feel free to swap out the meat for ground chicken or ground beef. I’m sure any combo would be delicious!
- Get your children to help! They can help you scoop and roll the meatballs which is a plus for the head chef in your house.
Enjoy These Meatballs With
- Whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce
- A sub! Fill a sub with these meatballs and some marinara sauce!
- Whole wheat pasta and your family’s favorite veggie
- Pick your poison!
More Turkey Recipes To Enjoy
- Southwestern Turkey Soup
- Tex-Mex Ground Turkey Skillet
- Turkey, Cranberry and White Cheddar Sandwich
- Pesto Turkey Noodle Soup
- Tri-Colored Turkey Burgers
- 5 Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes
If you are a freezer meal aficionado, I’d love to hear what your favorite freezer meal is! Tell me below in the comments!
- 1 ¼ pound lean ground turkey
- ¼ cup pesto
- ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350. Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Using your hands, stir mixture until everything is well combined.
- Using about 1 tablespoon of the mixture per meatball, roll into balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet or baking sheet lined with foil.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.