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Spicy Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

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I wanted to bring you another recipe that works perfect for meal prep this week….Spicy Turkey Quinoa Meatballs.

Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

Spicy Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

The quinoa in these meatballs replace the traditional oatmeal. In fact, if you don’t have quinoa on hand you can definitely swap out the cooked quinoa for uncooked oats. This is actually how I used to make them. They are delicious and still a perfectly healthy option with oatmeal, but the quinoa is fun and makes them more 2017. And I do want my meatballs trending with this years food trends after all. ?

The spice in this recipe comes from Frank’s Hot Sauce. I love the simple and short ingredient list on Frank’s hot sauce: Aged Cayenne Red Peppers, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt And Garlic Powder. Therefore, it’s the hot sauce we always buy. So many of the other options are loaded with unnecessary ingredients (and sugar)!

These turkey quinoa meatballs pair perfectly with the sweet potato rounds I posted last week.

Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

Typically, I make these meatballs and enjoy them throughout the week on salads that we pack to take to work (alongside the sweet potato rounds.) Casey will either eat them on a salad or by themselves along with some veggies and other side items. Casey (thanks to his past as a picky eater) is my reality checkpoint (and a taste check for you all) with my recipe alterations. He balances me out and give me a level of confidence that my crazy ideas that sound good in my head actually do taste good.

A Note on Meal Prepping

I’m trying to add more recipes that are suitable to meal prepping because I’ve had readers mention they are interested in this! You’ll find some people who are meal prepping down to every meal for the week. If this works for you, then go for it. For us, we find that it works well to meal prep a few things over the weekend to help spread out our cooking during the week. Additionally, we end up with leftovers from our dinners that we cook. Be sure to check out my other meal prepping recipes. And let me know if you want me to keep putting meal prep recipes out there!

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I hope you enjoy these gluten free turkey quinoa meatballs!

Spicy Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

Spicy turkey quinoa meatballs are perfect for meal prep. Chili powder, cumin, and frank's hot sauce give them a a delicious kick.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 26 meatballs


  • 1 - 1.5 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup Cooked Quinoa or uncooked rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder


  • Mix all ingredients together. Roll into approx 26 balls. Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes until internal temperature of 165° and meatballs are slightly browned.

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  1. Tami Clampitt says:

    These look so good!

    1. Casey is loving them so I guess that means they are! HAHA 🙂

  2. I would like to try making these for Joseph sometime, I am sure he will love it.

  3. I’m making this today but I might use chicken. I have white and dark ground chicken from Odon locker. Will let you know what Dennis thinks!

  4. These were really good! I’m egg free due to my baby being allergic and I’m breastfeeding so I just didn’t add it in and it was still really yummy.

    1. That’s great to know about the egg. Glad you enjoyed them!

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