Asian Turkey Meatballs

30 Minute Asian Turkey Meatballs. Baked and tossed in an Asian inspired sauce. Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make it a meal!

Asian Turkey Meatballs |

Two of my favorite things: Asian food and meatballs come together to make these amazing Asian Turkey Meatballs. These meatballs are tender, flavorful, juicy and loaded with tons of sauce.

I baked these meatballs instead of pan frying. It makes it a lot easier to cook the meatballs and they can be cooked in one batch. The meatballs still get browned on both sides (just make sure to flip them halfway).

Easy Asian Turkey Meatballs |

You don’t always think of Asian food and turkey together but these two are a perfect match. The asian sauce and baking method gives the lean turkey lots of flavor and moisture.

Turkey Meatballs |

These Asian Turkey Meatballs only take 30 minutes to make. Simply combine all of the meatball ingredients together and mix until combined, making sure not to over mix. Shape into 12 equal size meatballs and bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until cooked through. These meatballs also can be frozen and tossed with the sauce before serving.

I like to add a little Sriracha sauce to my meatballs for an extra kick. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions too!

Serve as an appetizer or as a meal with some fried rice or noodles.

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Asian Turkey Meatballs

4.66 from 38 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 meatballs
30 Minute Asian Turkey Meatballs. Baked and tossed in an Asian inspired sauce. Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make it a meal!


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 whole green onion both green and white parts, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce

Asian Sauce

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/8 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • green onions for serving if desired
  • sesame seeds for serving if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, green onions, egg, sesame oil and soy sauce. Mix with your hands until combined.
  3. Grease a baking sheet with oil.
  4. Portion out 12 meatballs. (Working with slightly wet hands helps)
  5. Place meatballs on the oiled baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping halfway through.
  6. Take out of the oven and toss with the Asian sauce.
  7. Serve immediately and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
  8. Note: If you are freezing the meatballs do not toss with sauce until ready to serve.

Asian Sauce

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside until meatballs are done cooking.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Asian Turkey Meatballs



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  • Cindy

    I made the meatballs without the sauce, but they were still so good. I used 80/20 turkey and cooked them in a skillet since it’s too hot outside to use the oven. They came out firm yet juicy. I usually don’t like ground turkey but turkey is a lot cheaper than beef right now. I wanted a recipe that wasn’t just the same old italian style meatball and this was perfect. I’m already craving more.

  • melissa

    great dish! very easy and fast to make and has a lot of flavor. will be saving this recipe for the future!

  • Brooke Strauss-Dobi

    I made these and they were ahhhhmaaaaaayyyyzzzzzing! The only different thing I did was add minced ginger to the sauce. So glad I found your site!

    • Hi Lisa,

      You can do 3 per serving if you are serving 4 for a dinner portion. This recipe makes 12 meatballs.



  • I made these tonight for dinner with veggie fried rice (basically fried rice with peas, broccoli, green onions, corn, carrots and spinach garnished with cilantro). I doubled the sauce recipe thinking i needed more sauce, because I used 1.5lbs of ground turkey and it was too much sauce. Next time I will use the recipe as is. It was a big hit! Thank you for sharing!!

    (1.5 lbs makes about 22 meatballs)

  • Sheila

    Made these tonight. They turned out really good. Hubby like them too.

    • Hi Tanua,

      Just whisk the sauce ingredients together and toss with the meatballs when they are finished cooking.



  • Yummy. Thank you for this fun, easy and delicious recipe. I’m not much of a cook but this was so easy and looked like it came from a restaurant. My family said this a new favorite.

  • Yvonne

    I used 3/4 cup leftover cooked rice, instead of panko, which I didn’t have. Baked on parchment lined 1/2 sheet for 18 minutes. Super moist and delicious tossed in sauce with cilantro and scallions.

  • Fadilah

    Hi there

    The recipe asks for sesame oil. Is it the toasted sesame oil?


  • Vanessa Jackson

    I found this recipe when I was looking for an EASY Asian meatball recipe. Even thought it’s so hot outside, I was craving something Asian. I made these tonight and they came out so yummy and delicious. Thank you!!!

  • Jeannie

    I baked mine for 20 minutes. I also added some honey to the Asian sauce. Delicious!

  • Sam

    These were the best turkey meatballs I have ever had… 10/10 recommend- wouldn’t change a thing!!

  • Allan

    Eccellent. Had these with rice. Will certainly make these again as appetizers served at a pool party.

  • Judy Miller

    Made it and it is easy and really delicious. Added some honey to the sauce and instead of rice, I decided to lower the carb factor by oven roasting asparagus tossed with olive oil, sea salt and garlic powder. Also served it with fresh bean sprouts. Yummy and satisfying dinner!

    • Hi Hannah,

      I would defrost overnight then make another quick batch of the asian sauce and let the meatballs heat up in that.



  • Christine Shintani

    Hi Kelley, I’m looking for a recipe for Korean meatballs to use in a Korean soup. The recipe calls for a package Korean BBQ meatballs, but I’d likely to prepare from scratch. Will your recipe be good in the soup?

    • Hi Christine!

      Yes I think this recipe would work perfectly in your soup! I would try making them a bit smaller so they are easier to eat in the soup.