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5 from 3 votes

Classic Italian Meatballs

You can enjoy these nutritious and delicious meatballs in a number of incredible ways!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Low-Carb, Quick and Easy
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 136kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley freshly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 cups whole wheat panko or whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 eggs


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Shape mixture into (24) 1" meatballs.
  • When cooking meatballs, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet, turn to medium heat and cook until brown on both sides and cooked through. Note: If adding meatballs to a slow cooker recipe, brown as instructed but do not cook through as they will continue cooking while in the slow cooker.


Serving: 2meatballs | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4