Sunday Brunch: Eric Himan's best turkey meatballs

Tulsa - The Best Turkey Meatballs


  • 1 1/2 lb of ground turkey
  • 2 yellow onions diced
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs (plain)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup  dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese 
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • salt
  • pepper


In a large pan, saute the onions in two tablespoons of olive oil.  Sprinkle with a bit of salt at the start to sweat them out a bit.  As they become translucent, add in the chopped garlic and cook for two minutes.  Take off the heat and let cool. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, add in the turkey, breadcrumbs, sage, seasonings, eggs, cheese, and parsley.  Mix and then add in the onion/garlic mixture and water until evenly combined. 

Grab a small section with wet hand and roll into 2 inch balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  Transfer the balls to a large saute pan with a bit more olive oil.  Brown the meatballs on all sides. Serve with your favorite tomato sauce and pasta.

Print this article Back to Top