When an Italian craving hits, look no further than this baked Parmesan turkey meatballs recipe. This recipe is only 4 SmartPoints on WW (on the Blue plan) and is easy to make.

It tastes like beef meatballs, but is healthier and delicious. The subtle Parmesan flavor is sure to please everyone in your family. This recipe is also kid friendly and toddler approved!

The new year means trying new recipes.  Besides my love of Mexican food – my husband can attest to this – I also love Italian food.  Why?  Because it’s awesome and delicious.  And cheesy.  And flavorful.  

Ingredients you will need for this recipe

But finding healthy Italian food can be a challenge.  So, when I came up with this recipe for baked parmesan turkey meatballs, I knew I had to tell you about it.

If you are interested in other turkey recipes, you should try this sweet and spicy turkey sliders or the sundried tomato turkey burgers.

These baked turkey meatballs were a huge success. Everyone in the family loved them including a toddler – which says something.

Having a picky eater can be a challenge, but making these meatballs was perfect!

If you are looking for other lightened up Italian recipes (because who doesn’t want healthier recipes), check out this Spicy Romano Chicken Pasta or this Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage and Spinach.

What are your favorite Italian foods?

baked parmesan turkey meatballs in a bowl

Baked Parmesan Turkey Meatballs

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 4 SmartPoints per serving. If you add spaghetti, it will be 10 SmartPoints per serving.
1 serving is 3/4 cup spaghetti and 2 meatballs.
4.29 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 20 servings
Calories 81 kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 egg whites beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Make-Ahead Marinara Sauce
  • 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles if using


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the spaghetti noodles (if using) and mix together.
    The process of getting the meatballs put together.
  • On a sprayed cookie sheet, divide out the meat mixture and make into small balls.  Bake for about 15-18 minutes, until cooked through.
    The turkey parmesan meatballs are placed on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Serve immediately with spaghetti, if using.


Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 8gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Thank you for the feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed these…they are really tasty!

  2. 4 stars
    These came out pretty well. I added a bit of crushed red pepper and garlic powder for a little extra punch. I also misread the recipe and made 12 instead of 20 so I ended up cooking them a bit longer since they were bigger, so the nutrition information doesn’t quite match but tasted good.

  3. Thank you so much! It tastes pretty darn good too. Who doesn’t love meatballs? I know they are some of my favorites.

  4. 5 stars
    Okay this looks DELISH!! I need to make this ASAP!!

  5. I loved these – they were so easy to make and so good. The touch of parmesan just adds so much more to these little meatballs.

  6. 5 stars
    I’m always for a baked meatball! These look fantastic!

  7. Thank you! They are so good and so easy to make. Who doesn’t love meatballs?

  8. OMG, these look amazing!! I love meatballs and cheese.

  9. They were so good. And you weren’t missing anything. I clearly didn’t put it on there! The serving size is 3/4 cup spaghetti and 2 meatballs for 10 SmartPoints. You could adjust that and only have meatballs or 1/2 cup spaghetti and 4 meatballs.

  10. Thank you! I loved these – and Jeremy did too. I also think that they should be good for your stepson too. I hope you try these and love them as much as we did!

  11. Italian is my favorite! Can’t wait to try these. Am I missing something though…what is the serving size? How many meatballs?

  12. 5 stars
    I will totally be trying these, you’re so right saying it’s hard to do Italian healthy.but these sound amazing. I love turkey too!

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