Healthy Holiday Meatballs

12 Meatballs128 cals

Looking for some healthy holiday dinner ideas? Try these Healthy Holiday Meatballs! This high protein recipe is super quick, easy to make, cheap, and taste just like a holiday dinner in every bite!

All you need for this recipe is large mixing bowl for all of your ingredients and some space in your oven for 30 minutes!

Add into your mixing bowl 1 package (20.8 ounces) lean ground turkey, 2 large whole eggs, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/4 cup of craisins, 4 servings of your choice stuffing mix, and 1/4 cup of chopped up red onion.

I used 93/7 today but anything over 90/10 should be fine. You can also use ground beef instead of turkey if you can’t find or don’t like ground turkey.

Mix all of those ingredients together until everything is incorporated.

Take out a baking sheet, optionally line it (easy clean up), and coat it with some non-sticking cooking spray.

Shape your holiday meatballs however big you want them and place them onto your baking sheet. Repeat until all of your mix is gone.

Put your meatballs into the oven on 375F/190C for around 25-30 minutes. The bigger your holiday meatballs are, the longer they’ll take to cook.

Take your meatballs out of the oven and top them! I usually go with some bbq sauce or gravy for this recipe. Let us know what you top yours with in the comments below.

Have room for a healthy holiday dessert? Try some Protein Santa Chocolate Cupcakes!

Healthy Holiday Meatballs Recipe

Healthy Holiday Meatballs

Keep your diet this season with these Healthy Holiday Meatballs! This recipe is quick and tastes just like a holiday dinner in every bite!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas meatballs, healthy, holiday meatballs
Servings: 12 Meatballs
Calories: 128kcal
Cost: $2.50

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  • 1.3 Pounds Ground Turkey - 20.8 Ounces 93/7 Lean (or Lean Ground Beef)
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 4 Servings Stuffing Mix
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Cup Craisins
  • ¼ Cup Red Onion


  • Chop up your Red Onion
  • Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix them together
  • Take out a baking sheet, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and shape your mix into balls
  • Bake on 375F/190C for 25-30 minutes



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1540
  • Fat: 52g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 1446mg
  • Carbs: 130g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 42g
  • Protein: 138g
Calories in each meatball (if you make 12):
  • Calories: 128
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 120.5mg
  • Carbs: 10.8g
  • Fiber: .4g
  • Sugar: 3.9g
  • Protein: 11.5g


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.8g | Protein: 11.5g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 120.5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3.9g


  1. Howard Williams on January 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Haha, I heard that last joke about the balls…nice. But Nice recipe too, you have some good stuff man, keep it up!

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