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You'll love this delicious baked turkey meatballs in tomato and chilli sauce recipe. Not only is lean turkey mince often cheaper than beef, but baking instead of frying these turkey meatballs makes them a much healthier alternative too. This super easy quick healthy meal for four can be on the table in just one hour!

Baked Turkey Meatballs In Tomato And Chilli Sauce

This super easy baked turkey meatballs quick healthy meal for four can be on the table in just one hour!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword easy turkey meatballs, healthy baked turkey meatballs, turkey meatballs, turkey mince meatballs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 320kcal
Author Neil


For the Meatballs: -

  • 500 g lean turkey mince
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small egg beaten
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 50 g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper

For the tomato and chilli sauce: -

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • Freshly chopped basil to garnish


  • Preheat oven to 200C Fan
  • Lightly grease a baking tray
  • In a large bowl mix together the turkey mince, olive oil, garlic, egg, herbs, breadcrumbs and onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Form the mixture into 12 - 16 balls using your hands and place onto the baking tray.
  • Place in baking tray into the oven and bake near the top for approximately 30 minutes until browned.
  • Whilst the meatballs are cooking make the tomato and chilli sauce.
  • Gently heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the crushed garlic and stir for a few seconds in the hot oil.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and chilli flakes, stir well with the oil and garlic and allow to simmer gently until the tomatoes have broken down. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper.
  • Once the meatballs are ready, place them in the pan with the sauce, scatter in some basil and serve.


Serves 3 - 4 meatballs per person, depending on how big you make them!


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3g | Protein: 28.8g | Fat: 15.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Cholesterol: 121.6mg | Sodium: 765.5mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 4.2g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.9mg