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!

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asian meatballs in white bowl topped with sesame seeds and green onions

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).

These Asian 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.

close up shot of turkey meatballs in white bowl topped with sesame seeds and green onions

How to make Asian Turkey Meatballs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, green onions, egg, sesame oil and soy sauce. Mix with your hands until combined. Grease a baking sheet with oil. Portion out 12 meatballs. (Working with slightly wet hands helps) Place meatballs on the oiled baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping halfway through. Meanwhile make the sauce. Add hoisin sauce, soy sauce, water and sesame oil to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Take the meatballs out of the oven and toss with the Asian sauce. Serve immediately and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired. They also are great to through in the crockpot and cook on low until heated through!

Step by step pictures of making homemade Asian turkey meatballs

What to serve with these Meatballs

picking up an asian meatball with chopsticks in a white bowl

Can I freeze these meatballs?

Yes, I prefer to freeze the baked meatballs without the sauce. You can partially bake them and finish cooking them when you pull them out of the freezer. They keep in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months. When you are ready to eat defrost the meatballs, make the sauce and bake the meatballs in a 350 degree oven until warmed through or simply reheat the meatballs in the warmed sauce! They also are great to throw in the crockpot and cook on low until heated through!

asian meatballs in white bowl topped with sesame seeds and green onions

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Asian Turkey Meatballs

4.69 from 44 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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, green onions, egg, sesame oil and soy sauce. Mix with your hands until combined.
  • Grease a baking sheet with oil. Portion out 12 meatballs. (Working with slightly wet hands helps)
  • Place meatballs on the oiled baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping halfway through.
  • Take out of the oven and toss with the Asian sauce.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Asian Sauce

  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside until meatballs are done cooking.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you are freezing the meatballs do not toss with sauce until ready to serve.

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 Sauce, Asian Turkey Meatballs, Easy Takeout Recipes, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Lean ground turkey

 

 

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  • 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.

      Thanks!

      Kelley

  • 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?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Fadilah,

      I used regular sesame oil in this recipe.

      Thanks!

      Kelley

  • 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!!

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