Mouthwatering Garlic and Mushroom Turkey Meatballs


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My eight year old loves meatballs.

She loves them drenched in marinara sauce over spaghetti squash…

She loves them served with sautéed spinach or kale… Yes I know I am eternally blessed to have an eight year old who loves spinach and kale 🙂

She loves them as finger foods she can gobble down as an after school snack…

And she loves to help me make them, especially mixing up all the ingredients together with her bare hands. Oh what fun!

I was inspired to create these garlic and mushroom turkey meatballs to change things up a little and make a meatball that was a little lighter without any compromise on flavor. We all love mushrooms sautéed with garlic and parsley so voilà!

These meatballs are gluten free, super healthy and absolutely scrumptious!

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All you need are four simple ingredients:

>> freshly ground turkey
>> mushrooms
>> lots of garlic
>> lots of fresh parsley

Garlic and mushroom meatballs ingredients

Chop your mushrooms and parsley, mince the garlic and toss all the ingredients in a big bowl.

Garlic and mushroom meatballs ingredients in bowl

Using your hands or a wooden spoon mix until all ingredients are well incorporated, then form the mixture into one to one and half inch balls.

Place the balls into a shallow baking dish and cook covered in the oven for about 25 minutes.

They’ll come out nice and juicy and full of flavor, ready to be savored by all 🙂

Cooked garlic and mushroom meatballs in serving dish

I hope you enjoy these meatballs as much as my family did.  They are just as delicious hot or cold and make an absolutely scrumptious game day treat. Cook up a batch or two ahead of time and use fun, game inspired toothpicks to serve them for a tasty mess-free treat.

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Garlic and Mushroom Turkey Meatballs

These mouthwatering turkey meatballs with garlic and mushrooms are super healthy and easy to make. Your kids will love to help mix them up with their hands and enjoy gobbling them up all the more.
Course Entree
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Valerie Remy-Milora


  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 6 oz crimini mushrooms
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 generous handful fresh organic parsley
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 350
  • Mince the garlic.
  • Coarsely chop the mushrooms (they'll shrink when they cook)
  • Finely chop the parsley.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Using hands or wooden spoon mix well.
  • Form turkey mixture into balls about one and half inch in size.
  • Place turkey meat balls in a shallow baking dish. Cover to retain moisture.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Debbie Welchert says:

    These sound and look really good and have all the ingredients I love. I can’t wait to try them out.

    • Debbie you are a woman after my own heart. Those are all ingredients I typically have on hand because I love them so much! Enjoy and come back and let me know how these turned out for you.

  2. I’ve used ground turkey for many things but not meatballs. This recipe looks yummy and will make for my family. Thanks for sharing.

    • You are most welcome Carolyn! I love using turkey as an alternative to ground beef, to give a little variety as well as too keep things on the lighter side. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does 🙂

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love that these mushrooms have so much garlic and parsley andno breadcrumbs or eggs in them.

    • Simple, clean and tasty Jo-Ann, that’s it. I don’t ever use breadcrumbs in my meatballs. I don’t feel they are needed. Without the breadcrumbs there is no need for eggs either 🙂 I hope you enjoy there as much as my family does 🙂

  4. Looks delish! Gonna try this recipe for sure.

  5. Kara Marks says:

    These look great–thanks for the recipe!

  6. samir hmdme says:

    this looks amazing! and i bet it tastes amazing too! thank you

  7. sherry butcher says:

    Sounds so good. I make a lot of turkey meals and love Garlic and Mushroom. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kimberly Lynn says:

    Omg this sounds and looks sooooo good!! All we need is ground turkey omg my mouth is watering already!!


    I love homemade meatballs (because I get the leftovers!). I roll mine in porridge oats (oatmeal). Gives them a crunchy texture when you bite into them and of course is great dietary fibre.

  10. clojo9372 says:

    I love red meat, I can’t help it I really do. BUT lately I have been eating ground chicken and ground turkey and experimenting with different meals and I realize I love it! I want to try to eat lighter and healthier in order to manage my weight better so thank you for this recipe I look forward to trying it out! 🙂

    • I love red me too Clojo, but i don’t eat it more than once a week if that for much of the same reasons as you. When I do eat red meat I make sure to buy grass fed and finished beef or lamb from a local farmer so that I can be assured I am getting the best quality meat possible. So turkey and chicken are my staple foods and I love coming up with tasty ways to prepare them. They are such easy meats to prepare and so versatile 🙂 I think you are going to love these meatballs. Enjoy and all the best on your healthy eating journey!

  11. These sound so good. My mom would always make swedish meatballs growing up. But I love that these are made with turkey. Much healthier. (:

  12. looks so tasty..
    i’ve got to try this out

  13. This sounds so good, thanks for sharing.

  14. That sounds like a good combination. I like that they bake in the oven too.

  15. Judy Thomas says:

    Thanks for the recipe.We sometimes have trouble getting the turkey meat where I live but I will make these soon 🙂

  16. Jerry Marquardt says:

    Because this Garlic and Mushroom Turkey Meatballs looks so delicious, I can hardly wait to try this special recipe out. I hope that I can do as good as you did in the mouthwatering photos.

  17. I’m trolling the internet for fun new holiday recipes today; I think these will definitely need to make an appearance at a party or two this year.

    • Valerie Remy-Milora says:

      I love that Denise! They;re easy to make and such a healthy treat you can enjoy them guilt free 🙂

  18. I bet the taste of the garlic really complemented the turkey meat.

  19. Kara Marks says:

    I use a lot of ground turkey and this looks like a great recipe–thanks!

  20. delish….

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