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Mini Party Meatballs

Mini Party Meatballs

Delicious and light, these meatballs are made with lean ground turkey and baked instead of fried. They’re fun to dip and eat and of course they would be great with a toothpick stuck in them for a party or get together.


  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 cup Egg Beater’s
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs, plus more for tossing

Makes 12 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 400’F. Mix all ingredients very well in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Use a 1/2oz scoop (#70 scoop) or a heaping tablespoon, scoop portions of the meat mixture and shape it into balls.
  3. Place some of the extra bread crumbs in a small dish and roll the meatballs in the crumbs, one at a time, to coat well. Discard unused breadcrumbs.
  4. Place meatballs in a mini-muffin tin — one per cup — and bake for 14-15 minutes, until they reach an internal temperature of 165’F.
  5. Jiggle the tin a couple of times or use the tip of a butter knife to turn the meatballs at least once 1/2 way through cooking. The meatballs should be golden and cooked through.
  6. TIPS: Double this recipe for a party, you can always use eggs (1/4 cup Egg Beater’s = 1 large egg). These meatballs can be frozen in small batches so you can take them out as needed for pasta, sandwiches or a snack.

Nutrition facts

Per serving (2 meatballs. Recipe serves 12)

calories: 56

total fat: 2.4g

saturated fat: 0.9g

trans fat: 0g

cholesterol: 16mg

sodium: 172mg

potassium: 77mg

total carbohydrates: 3.2g

sugars: 0.7g

protein: 5.3g

Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original. Scaling only applies to the ingredient measurements: no adjustment is made to the recipe instructions, so pan sizes and cooking times and ingredient amounts referred to in the text of the recipe only apply to the original number of servings.