Turkey Quinoa Meatballs with Mozzarella

Easy and cozy for a Sunday night, try these meatballs over pasta mixed with diced Roma tomatoes and Parmesan cheese or serve as appetizers.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 lb. ground lean turkey meat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients together (except mozzarella, parsley, and Parmesan cheese) in a large bowl.
  • Divide meat mixture into 15 portions. Place 1 small mozzarella cube in the center of each portion and shape into a ball. Bake 30 minutes or until meatballs are not pink inside.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve.