Recipe: Basil Pesto Turkey Meatballs

Recipe: Basil Pesto Turkey Meatballs

The meatballs are perfect for meal prep because all you have to do is throw them on a baking sheet and you're good to go! They are loaded with all of your favorite pesto flavors and perfect for game day or to fill your fridge for a busy week ahead!

Prep time: 20 mins; Cooking time: 25 mins

Serves 20; Calories: 83; Protein: 8.5 g; Carbs: 2.8 g; Fat 4.2 g


  • 350 g lean ground turkey breast
  • 350 g ground turkey thigh
  • 27 g fresh basil leaves (~1c packed)
  • 20 g fresh parsley leaves
  • 28 g walnuts, toasted
  • 28 g Parmesan cheese grated
  • 35 g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 47 g shallots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 16 g garlic (about 3 large garlic cloves)
  • 28 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 15 g light mayo
  • 15 g lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper


  • preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • to make the pesto, combine all the ingredients except the ground turkey in a food processor and pulse until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary
  • in a large bowl, combine the pesto with the ground turkey and use your hands to mix everything together. Roll the meatballs into 48 g balls and arrange on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet
  • bake the meatballs until fully cooked, about 25-30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit
  • enjoy!

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