A tasty meatball is not only great solo, but can be paired to create a satisfying dish! November Featured Chef Summer Yule has created the perfect Easy Keto Turkey Meatballs to add to your recipe collection. Her recipe makes use of one of our go-to kitchen gadgets, an air fryer! Don’t worry if you don’t have an air fryer, Summer will teach you to make this on the stovetop.
“Can you air fry turkey meatballs? Yes! This air fryer turkey meatball recipe is going to be your new favorite weeknight dinner idea. It’s low carb, keto, low calorie, gluten free, packed with veggies and protein, and absolutely delicious! You’ll look like a rockstar whipping up from scratch meatballs and tomato sauce on the fly, but it’s so easy. And if you don’t have an air fryer, you’ll learn to make these ground turkey meatballs on the stovetop too!”
Easy Keto Turkey Meatballs Meal
Recipe By: Summer Yule
Calories, Net Carbs, Protein: One serving of this air fryer turkey meatballs recipe has 479 calories, 23.7 grams net carbs, and 53.6 grams protein. This nutrition information includes the sauce and zoodles. It’s a lot of food!
USWM Shopping List: Ground Turkey
Meatballs & Zoodles
- 1 lb pasture-raised ground turkey
- 1⁄4 cup almond flour
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
- 2 lbs spiralized zucchini
- Cooking oil spray
- Additional grated Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 24-26 ounces strained tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Sea salt, to taste
- Mix turkey, almond flour, egg, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, and grated Parmesan. Roll into 16 uniform meatballs. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Spray a hot air fryer tray with cooking spray.
- Place meatballs in a non-touching single layer on the tray and spray them with cooking oil. Air fry for 12 minutes at 400°F (top rack), flipping after 7 minutes. Safe internal temp for poultry is 165°F.
- Soften the onion in olive oil over medium heat on the stovetop. It takes 5-8 minutes in a cast-iron skillet. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, basil, crushed red pepper, and salt. Let the sauce come to a simmer, turn heat to medium- low, and cover. You can keep the sauce on the heat for up to 30 minutes, stirring it occasionally.
- Warm the spiralized zucchini in an oil-misted wok over medium heat, approximately 2-4 minutes. You may have to warm it in 2 batches- don’t overcook it!
- To serve, divide the zucchini between three plates. Top with the air fried turkey meatballs and tomato sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, if desired.
Explore recipes and more on the Discover Blog.
Summer Yule is a registered dietitian with a Master’s in Health Promotion from the University of Connecticut. After surviving breast cancer and sustaining a 70-pound weight loss, Summer created Summer Yule Nutrition as a free information and recipe resource for adults who enjoy delicious food and want to achieve a healthier lifestyle. She lives with her husband and son in central Connecticut and works to create recipes and promotes healthy weight management.