Paleo Turkey Meatballs

These Paleo Turkey Meatballs make clean eating and following a paleo and Whole30 diet easy! 5 simple ingredients and a handful of seasonings make these low carb turkey meatballs a simple, savory weeknight meal.

Paleo turkey meatballs recipe

Paleo Turkey Meatballs

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The best part of these Whole30 turkey meatballs? The fact that they’re loaded with vegetables! Your kids won’t even know they’re eating a clean recipe that follows Whole30, paleo, keto, low carb, 21 day Fix, Portion fix, and gluten free guidelines. You may as well call these hidden veggie meatballs.

I slightly adapted this recipe from the Paleo Plan website. I love this recipe for ground turkey meatballs because it has hidden vegetables, which is perfect for picky eaters.

For more clean eating meatballs, try these Whole30 Butter Chicken Meatballs or Coconut Curry Baked Chicken Meatballs.

Whole30 turkey meatballs with asparagus and rice

Note: if you’re not following the paleo diet, rice is okay (like in the above photo).

Why You’ll Love These Whole30 Turkey Meatballs

  • Healthy – Hidden veggie meatballs follow most clean-eating lifestyles.
  • Simple – Just a handful of ingredients pulls this delicious recipe together in about half an hour!
  • Delicious – Even those who aren’t following a specific lifestyle diet will enjoy these turkey veggie meatballs.
Mixture for hidden veggie meatballs

How to Make Low Carb Turkey Meatballs

Make Meatball Mixture

Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.

Add carrots, onion, bell pepper, and seasonings to a food processor or high powered blender. Pulse until there are no large chunks left. Move the vegetable mixture to a bowl and add the ground turkey. Mix the low carb turkey meatballs mixture until well combined.

Bake Turkey Veggie Meatballs

Form the mixture into 1.5″-2″ balls and drop them onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Allow the paleo turkey meatballs to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve your Whole30 turkey meatballs with asparagus, a side salad, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, or zucchini noodles.

You can also serve over rice or quinoa if you’re not following a low-carb or paleo diet. You could even serve under a marinara sauce for a cleaner alternative to typical meatballs.

Close up of low carb turkey meatballs on parchment paper

Frequently Asked Questions About Hidden Veggie Meatballs

What is a Paleo Diet?

When you think Paleo, think about how a caveman would eat. There are no pre-packaged (and heavily processed) foods, and herbs are fine but grains are not. There is a debate on whether quinoa is truly paleo or not. Personally, I still eat it.

These turkey veggie meatballs are free from grains and dairy, making them a great fit for clean-eating diets that allow meat.

How Long Do You Bake Paleo Turkey Meatballs?

I found that cooking the meatballs for 30 minutes was perfect. The meatballs were still tender and not at all dry. I recommend you check them at 25 minutes and go from there.

Ground turkey is safe to eat at 165F (if you use a meat thermometer).

Tough meatballs are usually a result of them being overcooked or overmixed. Mix your ingredients until they’re just combined, and bake just until 165F.

Close up of turkey veggie meatballs

More Paleo Recipes

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Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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Paleo Zuppa Toscana

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Paleo Turkey Meatballs

These paleo turkey meatballs make clean eating and following a paleo and Whole30 diet easy! Gluten free meatballs loaded with hidden vegetables make this healthy ground turkey recipe a hit with kids of all ages.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, paleo recipes, turkey meatballs, whole30 dinner, whole30 recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs
Calories 41kcal


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 1/2-2 cups baby carrots depending on how you would like your texture
  • 1/2 whole red onion
  • 1/2 whole red bell pepper
  • 1/2 whole green bell pepper
  • 2 tbsps Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp ground parsley dried
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×13 baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Combine everything but the ground turkey to a high powered blender or food processor and pulse until no big chunks are left. You may have to stir in between to have a common texture.
  • Add the newly chopped ingredients to the turkey, and mix together.
  • Shape the meatballs into 1 – 1/2" sizes. I took my 1 1/2 tablespoon, scooped the mixture and dropped on a foil lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let stand for five minutes to cool.


Container Counts for 21 Day Fix

Full recipe: 4 greens, 4 red.
Per serving (based on 4 servings): 1 green, 1 red.


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.6g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 15.6mg | Sodium: 137.3mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.9g
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11 comments on “Paleo Turkey Meatballs”

  1. oh I look forward to more dairy free recipes!

  2. I would love to try these. My hubby is obsessed with meatballs and I would love to have a healthier version for him! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. I keep hearing Paleo eating/cooking and wasn’t sure exactly what that meant. (now i do thanks) These look great we love turkey burgers so turkey meatballs would be perfect.

  4. My mom has stopped eating red meat so these are a great alternative for us! Thanks for sharing!

  5. My brother eats completely Palio and he says it has made all the difference in the way he feels! I’ll have to share this recipe with him and try it out myself as well!

  6. These sound tasty! Sounds like a great addition to some spaghetti squash. I’ll have to try it out this week.

  7. Great recipe! I love that it uses turkey instead of beef and you are sneaking some veggies in there for those that don’t like veggies (I know a few of those)

  8. We love us some meatballs in our household. Need to try this recipe!

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    These are very nice paleo veggie meatballs.

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