You’ll love these healthy, baked Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce. They’re perfect to serve as an appetizer at your next party. These meatballs are dairy-free and gluten-free optional by substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
Sunday night’s dinner came together very quickly, which was exactly what I was hoping for.
After a day packed with errands, I got home late famished and ready to eat ASAP. Travis and I were originally going to make a big batch of our beloved Turkey Meatballs, but I was so hungry that I didn’t want to wait to let those simmer.
Instead, in an effort to use up some herbs we had in the fridge, I threw together these Asian Turkey Meatballs and served them with a delicious Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce.
After one bite, I knew these Asian Turkey Meatballs were a keeper. I love that they’re bite-sized because it makes them perfect to serve as an easy and healthy party appetizer.
This recipe is dairy-free and can easily be made gluten-free and soy-free by swapping the soy sauce for coconut aminos.
You’ll love these healthy, baked Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce. Perfect party appetizer or healthy dinner. These meatballs are dairy-free and gluten-free optional by substituting coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
- 1 lb. white ground turkey
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon sriracha
- 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for more spice)
- 4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh scallion
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
Mix all of the Turkey Meatball ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Form the meatballs into 12 balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes** on the middle rack of the oven. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and immediately remove the meatballs from the baking sheet onto a different plate or platter to prevent them from overcooking.
Serve hot with the dipping sauce (recipe below)
To make the dipping sauce, in a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce through the water. Sprinkle with the scallions and the sesame seeds.
*Dipping Sauce adapted from Skinny Taste
**Baking time will depend on the size of your meatballs, so check them early to make sure they do not overcook.
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These were a huge hit, great recipe!
So glad you liked them, Josh!
Awesome recipe Rachel!! Loved cooking with the fresh ingredients.. going to try your other Turkey Meatballs next 🙂
Aren’t they so yummy!? The other turkey meatballs are heavenly – let me know how you like them!
Meatballs on the oven now!
Awesome! Let me know how you like them!
These are my favorite ever! I have them at least once every week (with awesome leftovers!). Any chance you might know what the nutrition facts are on this (calories, etc.)?
Sofia, that’s awesome! You made my day!!
Unfortunately, I don’t track calories, but I recommend just plugging the ingredients into myfitnesspal.com.
I have made these so many times, both as an app and dinner. They are always delicious! The one thing I don’t follow is the oven temp. Not sure what kind of oven they were tested with, but 425 for 15 minutes on my convection oven works well.
I love that Jenn! That makes me so happy to hear 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me know about the oven temperature issue. It definitely depends on the size of the meatballs as well as elevation. I will make a note in the recipe, though!
LOVE this recipe – such a fresh take on meatballs and so delicious! We make them all the time in our house and they are SO quick and easy!
I love that you’ve made them multiple times! That’s the best compliment!