Basil Pesto Turkey Meatballs

  • Easy
  • 45 Minutes
  • 15 Ingredients
  • 4 Steps



4 g


3 g


9 g




  • 350 g lean ground turkey breast
  • 350 g ground turkey thigh
  • 27 g fresh basil leaves (~1c packed)
  • 20 g fresh parsley leaves
  • 28 g walnuts, toasted
  • 28 g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 35 g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 47 g shallots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 16 g garlic (about 3 large garlic cloves)
  • 28 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 15 g light mayo
  • 15 g lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
Basil Pesto Turkey Meatballs

Perfect for meal prep, these oven-baked turkey meatballs are loaded with all your favorite pesto flavors.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. To make the pesto, combine all the ingredients except the ground turkey in a food processor and pulse until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the pesto with the ground turkey and use your hands to mix everything together. Roll the meatballs into 48 g balls and arrange on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs until fully cooked, about 25–30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reaches 160 F.

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