This 20-minute turkey apple meatball recipe is one of my favorite easy weeknight dinners.

The recipe for these turkey apple meatballs is endlessly customizable; you can pair with zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, Caprese salad, or lentil pasta for a satisfying meal that’s ready in 30 minutes or less.

turkey meatballs

ABOUT THIS TURKEY APPLE MEATBALLS RECIPE

This recipe makes an entire baking sheet of meatballs, so don’t be afraid to keep extras in the freezer for a future last-minute dinner or snack. I have no doubt this recipe will become a quick family favorite in your household, as it is in mine.

FROM JESSICA, ONLINE NUTRITIONIST AT TASTE OF HEALTH

This time of year, I love incorporating apple and sage for fall flavors and a potent health boost.

Sage is an herb that contains more than 160 polyphenols, or plant-based chemical compounds that act as antioxidants in your body. And studies show that sage is also beneficial to blood sugar, increasing insulin sensitivity so your cells can more easily convert the food you eat into energy.

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turkey meatballs with sage

Turkey Apple Meatballs With Sage

  • Author: Carley Schweet
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

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Ingredients

1 red apple (organic, if possible)

Small handful fresh sage

¾ pound grass-fed ground beef

¾ pound ground turkey

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp sea salt

3/4 tsp black pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with foil
  2. Finely dice the apple and sage
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with clean hands to combine
  4. Gently roll into 1-inch balls and spread on cookie sheet, so the meatballs aren’t touching
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through

Keywords: dinner, paleo, keto, holiday, easy

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Photo and recipe credit: Jessica Biber, Taste of Health