Refuel Recipe: Mediterranean Meatballs

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Herby Baked Mediterranean Meatballs

A protein-packed meal prep dream, these balls are juicy, flavorful, and pair well with just about any side. 

⁣⁣⁣Nutrition facts per serving (8oz or about 4 meatballs):

Calories — 335⁣

Protein — 59⁣

Fat — 7⁣

Carbs — 11 ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣



4 lbs 98% ground turkey⁣

4 whole eggs⁣

1 cup dry Italian breadcrumbs⁣

8 tbsp water⁣ or broth

8 tsp minced garlic⁣

4 tsp ground cumin⁣

3-4 tsp lemon pepper⁣

Chopped fresh parsley, to taste⁣

Chopped fresh dill, to taste⁣

Salt, to taste



  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees ⁣
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, lay cooling rack on top. Spray cooling rack with nonstick spray of your choice.⁣
  • Dump all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and using your hands, a potato masher, a giant serving fork, or some other utensil, mix until combined. Do not over mix lest you prepare to enjoy meat mush. ⁣
  • Grab a small portion (or use a mini cookie scoop for continuity) and roll into a 2 inch ball. Poke the ball with a skewer, and repeat until all of the meat mixture has been balled and put onto skewers. This recipe makes about 30 balls. ⁣
  • Place in middle rack and bake for 20-27  minutes, until edges are slightly browned and the meatball is firm on the outside with some give in the middle. ⁣(Or they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F)



  • We got heavy handed with the dill and parsley, 10/10.
  • Turkey is known to dry out at the drop of a hat, so check your balls at minute 20 and go from there. 
  • If the mixture won’t stay in ball form when rolled, add another egg or a sprinkle of breadcrumbs until you achieve the desired consistency. The skewers help keep the balls in shape while cooking, and the cookie sheets ensure even cooking.⁣


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