Low Fodmap Diet Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Low Fodmap Diet Turkey Meatballs Recipe

The meatballs I know from childhood contained breadcrumbs and raisins.  I still remember the smell, filling every room and surface area in my Grandmother’s home.  And then biting into them – always humungous in size and one was enough for an adult yet Grandma would give the kids at least two or three!  Those meat-a-balls were absolutely delicious but if you’ve been following the low-FODMAP diet, you know raisins and breadcrumbs (unless gluten-free) are HIGH in FODMAPs.  Don’t you worry there fellow #FODMAPer, my recipe is the modern version of.

meatball bliss – healthier, delicious, low-FODMAP and oozing with mozzarella!


Low Fodmap Diet Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Easy and cozy for a Sunday night, try these meatballs topped on gluten-free pasta mixed with diced roma tomatoes (or low-FODMAP sauce) and Parmesan cheese.

  • Author: Low FodMap Guy
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Low Fodmap Meat
  • Method: Low Fodmap
  • Cuisine: Low Fodmap



  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 pound ground lean turkey meat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons or 2 sprigs fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a large bowl, mix all ingredients together (except the mozzarella).  Divide meat mixture into 15 portions.
  3. Place 1 small mozzarella cube in the center of each portion and shape into a ball using your hands.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or more.  They should not be pink inside.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and add to gluten-free pasta with fresh cut roma tomatoes, parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper or serve as appetizers.

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