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Thai Basil Turkey Meatballs

Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 214kcal


For the spicy garlic sauce:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce Sambal Oelek
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • ½ cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons hot chili sauce I like Sambal Oelek
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 large egg whites


  • Make the sauce: Whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 2-3 minutes, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Set aside.
  • Make the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and use your hands to form even balls roughly 1-inch in diameter. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and bake them for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Serve the meatballs with sauce, either for dipping as an appetizer, or on top, as an entree.


Nutrition Information for Meatballs WITH Sauce: Calories 214, Fat 3g, Carb 17g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g, Protein 30g
Nutrition Information for Meatballs Plain: Calories 196, Fat 3g, Carb 12g, Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g, Protein 29g


Calories: 214kcal | Fat: 3g