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Turkey Kale Meatballs

A simple and flavorful meatball, these Turkey Kale Meatballs are protein packed and also include some greens!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword Turkey Kale Meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs
Calories 202kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups packed chopped kale (50 grams)
  • 2 ounces freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese (56 grams)
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Place a large, well seasoned cast iron skillet over medium heat to warm.
  • Add ground turkey and chopped kale to a bowl and thoroughly combine (using your hands works best).
  • Add egg and mix to combine.
  • Add cheese and mix to combine.
  • Add parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Using a tablespoon, take a heaping scoop of the turkey mixture and form into balls.
  • Distribute evenly in cast iron skillet and cook for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides and no pink remains.
  • Serve and enjoy!


These can also be made in the oven - preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake about 20-25 minutes until firm and no pick remains.


Serving: 5meatballs | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 34.2g | Fat: 6.1g | Sodium: 414mg | Fiber: 0.5g