Baked Turkey and Onion Meatballs

Serves: 6


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Gill's Grilled Onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Soak oats in milk in a small bowl until softened, about 2 minutes. Squeeze oats to remove any excess liquid; discard milk.
  4. Lightly beat egg in a large mixing bowl, then add turkey, onions, oats, and seasonings. Use gloved hands or a mixing spatula to incorporate all ingredients together. Use a large cookie scoop (3 Tablespoon size) or gloved hands to form 18 meatballs. Space evenly on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Stir together tomato paste and olive oil and brush over meatballs. Place pan into oven and bake until meatballs are just cooked through and a food thermometer inserted into the center reads 163 degrees F., about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serving suggestion: Serve meatballs over rice or pasta with your favorite sauce, or alone, along with a garden salad.

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