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These Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats are a healthy baked turkey meatballs recipe made with ground turkey, oats, and spices. They are flavorful, delicious, and come together in less than 30 minutes! Naturally Gluten-free and Dairy-free.

Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats in a big bowl.

Have you ever tried adding oats to your meatballs instead of breadcrumbs? It is delicious. Let me tell you!

These turkey meatballs with oats have quickly become my go-to baked meatball recipe. Not only are they tasty, but they healthy, protein packed, and so satisfying! I also sometimes use almond flour in my meatballs. These buffalo turkey meatballs are another favorite of mine.

I am excited to share this healthy turkey meatballs recipe today!

Why this recipe works:

  • These baked turkey meatballs without breadcrumbs are delicious! Rolled oats are used as a breadcrumb replacement. I like the way that the oats retain the moisture of the meatballs in a similar fashion that bread crumbs do.
  • This recipe is made with simple ingredients that I usually already have in my house.
  • It comes together in less than 30 minutes.
  • These gluten-free turkey meatballs are allergy friendly. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free.
  • Ground turkey is a good lean source of protein. Each meatball has 11 grams of protein.
  • They taste amazing with these Whole30 mashed potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:

All ingredients needed to make these turkey oat meatballs.
  • ground turkey– regular fat ground turkey works best here. Not the 99% lean kind.
  • rolled oats– make sure your rolled oats are certified gluten-free to ensure that there is no cross contamination.
  • onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried basil, dried oregano– these spices help flavor the meatballs.
  • egg– this binds the meatballs together.
  • coconut aminos– this also helps flavor the meatballs. If you don’t have coconut aminos, you can use balsamic vinegar or soy sauce.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Bite taken out of healthy ground turkey meatball.

Step by Step Instructions:

Ingredients mixed together in a bowl.
Step 1

Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Meatball mixture scooped out in a cookie scoop.
Step 2

Step 2: Scoop out some of the mixture and roll into balls.

Raw meatballs rolled into a ball on a cookie sheet.
Step 3:

Step 3: Place the meatballs onto a cookie sheet.

Freshly baked turkey oat meatballs.
Step 4:

Step 4: Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Recipe FAQs

What type of ground turkey should I use?

I recommend using regular fat ground turkey, which I have found is 93% lean. This ensures juicier and more flavorful meatballs.

I wouldn’t use fat-free ground turkey here.

I have used a mixture of ground turkey and ground chicken in this recipe and it turned out well.

Are these meatballs gluten-free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but you need to make sure that there is no cross contamination.

If it is important that this recipe is 100 certified gluten-free, make sure that your oats are certified gluten-free.

I like using the gluten-free oats from Trader Joes.

Is it easy to double the recipe?

If you want more than 12 meatballs, then you can easily double this recipe. They reheat well and make great leftovers.

What can I use if I don’t have coconut aminos?

You can use soy sauce or balsamic vinegar instead of coconut aminos.

Aerial view of gluten-free turkey meatballs in a bowl.

Other healthy ground turkey recipes you may enjoy:

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Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats

Servings: 12 meatballs
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Ground Turkey Meatballs with Oats (Gluten-free, Dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com
A healthy baked turkey meatballs recipe made with ground turkey, oats, and spices


  • 1 pound ground turkey , (93% lean)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut aminos, (or balsamic vinegar)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cover a cookie sheet in aluminum foil.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into tablespoon sized balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. If you want to add a golden hue to your meatballs, broil for 1-2 minutes, until golden.



Serving: 1meatballCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 2.8gProtein: 11.3gFat: 4.8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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