Turkey Taco Meatballs

Steph Wagner

September 23, 2012

Turkey Taco Meatballs


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Oooowie this recipe is good! If you are getting bored…bored…boooorrreedd with your weeknight meals, I highly suggest adding Turkey Taco Meatballs to the menu for this week. You will not be disappointed. Lots of flavor for minimal effort that didn’t come out of a window! I found this recipe on a blog through a series of Pinterest clicks…which means, I unfortunately don’t know who to credit for the original creativity. I did tweak the recipe slightly to cut some “caloric corners.” ¬†For the cheese, I bought a block of reduced fat cheddar cheese and cut into small dice sizes cubes.

Turkey Taco Meatballs | Weight Loss Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Turkey Taco Meatballs

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Oven Baked
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 12 cubes 2% cheddar cheese
  • cilantro, chopped optional garnish


  • Heat oven to 425.
  • Beat eggs in a large bowl, add ground turkey, taco seasoning, green onions and garlic.
  • Combine with hands. Form a ball of meat around a cube of cheese.
  • Place on cookie sheet lined with foil. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese and chopped cilantro.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 692IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Taco Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 537mg23%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 692IU14%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

9 thoughts on “Turkey Taco Meatballs”

  1. I added this meal to myfitnesspal for anyone that may be using the app. The only exception is I used regular cheese as block 2 % cheese isn’t available where I am.

    Great job on the site! I am slowly working my way through the recipes.

  2. I am gonna redo it. I figured out I had bought 85% lean turkey instead of 93%. The difference in fat content is a lot. I will put it back up ASAP.

  3. Have you tried this with other seasonings? I do not care for taco seasoning but love meatballs. Any ideas for other flavorings???

  4. One of my all time favorite seasonings is McCormick’s Montreal Seasoning. It could be good! I would walk around the seasonings aisle and see if anything strikes your fancy. Mrs. Dash has a Southwest Chili and Lime seasoning too!

  5. Made these for diner tonight. Used 2 sticks of low fat peperjack cheese. They were great. Only problem I am running out of freezer room. Which will be emptied next week when I go deer hunting.

  6. Made these a couple of weeks ago. I needed some extra flavor, so poured a can of enchilada sauce over them. When I reheat them, I break them up in bowl, and the cheesy middles ooz out into sauce, delicious!

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