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Gluten Free Ground Turkey Meatballs

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious gluten free ground turkey meatballs recipe. These meatballs slowly simmer in tomato sauce. They can be made in a slow cooker or stovetop.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 74 kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ¼ cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil *See note
  • 1 jar pasta sauce *See note


  • In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, gluten free bread crumbs, seasonings, egg, and milk.
  • Mix the mixture to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  • Use your hands to roll the meat into medium sized balls.
  • If you plan to cook these with a slow cooker, add jarred sauce to the slow cooker. Drop your meatballs into the slow cooker. Cover with sauce. Cook on high heat for 3-4 hours or low heat for 4-5 hours.
  • If you prefer to cook these meatballs stovetop, the process is similar to the slow cooker. Add your sauce to a pot and drop in the raw meatballs. Cover the meatballs with sauce. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Serve over pasta, in a sub sandwich, or as appetizers.


1. If you prefer to use fresh basil, use 1 tablespoon.
2. To make these meatballs dairy-free, omit the parmesan cheese, or use vegan parmesan cheese. VioLife vegan brand parmesan is one of the best I have tried lately.
3. If you prefer to use a homemade sauce, refer to the post for several great sauce recipes.
4. These meatballs will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 74kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 12gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 54IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free ground turkey meatballs, gluten free Italian turkey meatballs, gluten free slow cooker meatballs
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