Orange Ginger Turkey Meatballs

Say goodbye to sugar and sodium rich take out meatballs, and say hello to these lean, lighter Orange Ginger Turkey Meatballs! 
Servings 15 meatballs
Calories 75


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 284mL can mandarin oranges
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  • For the meatballs, in a large bowl, combine the Turkey, panko, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Form into balls (approx 15) and place aside. Do not over mix.
  • For the sauce, place the mandarin oranges (plus it's syrup/juice), ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and cornstarch into a blender. Blend for a couple of pulses until all combines. 
  • In a large skillet, heat oil. Once shimmering, add the meatballs. Cook on each side for 2 minutes to get a crispy outside. 
  • Once the outsides are cooked, add the sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and let simmer 10-15 minutes, or until the meatballs reach 165F inside. 
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. 


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Sugar: 2g