These keto turkey meatballs are easy to make and flavoured with spinach and feta cheese. With almond flour binding them in place of breadcrumbs they are also gluten-free.
Do turkey meatballs have carbs?
Ground turkey is a great low carb meat and because these meatballs do not use breadcrumbs they are low in carbs. We have listed a serving as 6 meatballs which works out to be 6g net carbohydrates per serving.
How to make keto turkey meatballs
For a quick low carb dinner these spinach turkey meatballs are effortless.
- Preheat the oven and prepare a couple of baking sheets.
- Saute the spinach if using fresh.
- Mix the ingredients together and use almond flour to bind them.
- Shape the mixture into balls.
Can you make these in the air fryer?
This turkey recipe bakes them in the oven but they could be made in the air fryer or pan fried too.
To make the meatballs in the air fryer, place them in the basket and cook for 10-12 minutes at 200C/400F degrees. Shake the basket half way through cooking.
What can I substitute for eggs in meatballs?
The eggs help bind the meatballs but if you are looking for an egg-free recipe, you could replace them with a flax egg or add grated parmesan cheese.
What to serve with turkey meatballs
As well as being a great main dish these spinach turkey meatballs make a great appetizer too. Stick a cocktail stick in them and serve them with a dip.
For a main meal, you could serve these meatballs with zucchini noodles, cabbage noodles, cauliflower rice or our cheesy cauliflower bake. For sides you could serve a cheesy zucchini gratin or an avocado, tomato and cucumber salad.
For a sauce, a low carb marinara is great but we love our tomato mascarpone sauce without the dill.
Storage and freezing
Store these meatballs in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator. They should last up to 5 days.
Freezing the turkey meatballs is easy and has saved my last minute dinner plans for the Chief Taster many times!
To freeze, place them in either a zip lock bag or air tight container. They should last up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator and reheat to serve.
Swap the ground turkey for ground chicken.
When forming the meatballs, you could use a cookie scoop but if you use your hands, wet them first.
In place of fresh spinach, use frozen spinach and defrost it before making the meatballs.
The mixture could be used as burgers instead of meatballs.
If you don't want to use almond flour to bind them you could use coconut flour but that might alter the taste without adding extra seasoning. The volume of the coconut flour would be half the almond flour. Lupin flour or oat fiber would also make a great meatball binder.
More keto meatball recipes
If you are looking for more meatball recipes we have a few chicken meatball recipes and even a cauliflower vegetarian one.
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Keto Turkey Spinach Feta Meatballs
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 4 oz feta cheese crumbled
- 1 medium egg beaten
- 1 medium red onion peeled and diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoons oregano
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large pan or skillet, heat the olive oil and cook the spinach for 2-3 minutes until it has wilted.
- In a large mixing bowl add the ground turkey, onion, garlic, beaten egg, oregano salt and pepper. Mix well so all the flavours are combined.
- Spoon in the almond flour and mix in for a firmer consistency.
- Either using a cookie scooper or your wet hands, form the mixture into balls.
- Place the meatballs on the baking sheets and bake for 20 minutes until fully cooked through.
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