Spiced Turkey Meatballs

Meatball recipes usually include bread crumbs as a filler and sometimes for an outside coating. This recipe uses ground potato chips. The eggs will hold the meatballs together, and who doesn’t love potato chips?

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1⁄2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups crushed low-salt potato chips, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil


  • In a large bowl, mix the turkey, eggs, garlic, oregano, basil, cinnamon, fennel seeds, cheese, 1 cup potato chip crumbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Place a large sheet of waxed paper on the counter. Sprinkle remaining cup of chip crumbs on it.
  • Form 1-inch meatballs from the turkey mixture. Roll meatballs in crumbs to coat.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry meatballs until well browned, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and then either refrigerate, freeze, or serve with the marinara sauce of your choice.