These Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs are juicy and and flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Teriyaki meatballs are a quick and easy dinner idea.

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These turkey teriyaki meatballs are juicy and and so flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. They come together quickly making them an easy dinner idea for a busy weeknight. Try them over a bed of steamy rice or with toothpicks as an appetizer. Baking the teriyaki meatballs at a higher temperature seals in the natural juices and produces wonderfully soft meatballs that are healthier than frying. You can easily double this recipe to feed a crowd.

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Ingredients for Teriyaki Meatballs:

16 oz lean ground turkey
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1 large egg
1 tsp freshly grated ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 tsp sesame oil

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger or 1/8 tsp ground ginger

To serve Teriyaki Meatballs:

Sesame seeds and green onion for garnish

These Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs are juicy and and flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Teriyaki meatballs are a quick and easy dinner idea.

How to Make Teriyaki Meatballs:

1. Line a 17×12 rimmed baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap® Parchment paper or foil. Pre-heat oven to 400˚F.

2. Combine meatball ingredients in a large bowl: 16 oz ground turkey, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup green onion, 1 egg, 1 tsp fresh ginger, pressed garlic clove and 2 tsp sesame oil. Use your hands or a spoon to mix just until combined.

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3. Roll into 1 1/4″ to 1 1/2″ meatballs and bake at 400 for 10 to 12 mins or until juices run clear or a meat thermometer reads 170˚F. Meanwhile, make the sauce.

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4. Simmer the sauce ingredients together in a small sauce pan for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently or until slightly thickened.

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5. Transfer warm meatballs to a mixing bowl, drizzle with warm sauce and toss to combine.

These Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs are juicy and and flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Teriyaki meatballs are a quick and easy dinner idea.

How to Store Leftover Teriyaki Meatballs:

Shortcut: To store leftover teriyaki meatballs, wrap them in foil and refrigerate.

These Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs are juicy and and flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Teriyaki meatballs are a quick and easy dinner idea.

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Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe

4.94 from 133 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
These turkey teriyaki meatballs are juicy and and so flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Try them over a bed of steamy rice or with toothpicks as an appetizer.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 people and makes 28 meatballs

For the Meatballs:

  • 16 oz lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

To serve:

  • Sesame seeds and green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • Line a 17x12 rimmed baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil. Pre-heat oven to 400˚F.
  • Combine meatball ingredients in a large bowl: 16 oz ground turkey, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup green onion, 1 egg, 1 tsp fresh ginger, pressed garlic clove and 2 tsp sesame oil. Use your hands or a spoon to mix just until combined.
  • Roll into 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" meatballs and bake at 400 for 10 to 12 mins or until juices run clear or a meat thermometer reads 170˚F. Meanwhile, make the sauce.
  • Simmer the sauce ingredients together in a small sauce pan for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently or until slightly thickened.
  • Transfer warm meatballs to a mixing bowl, drizzle with warm sauce and toss to combine.

Notes

Shortcut: To store leftover teriyaki meatballs, wrap them in foil and refrigerate.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: teriyaki meatballs
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$

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These Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs are juicy and and flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Teriyaki meatballs are a quick and easy dinner idea.

These are so yummy over fluffy white rice. I hope you make and love these teriyaki turkey meatballs.
P.S. Make sure to check out Reynolds Endless Table on Instagram – it’s pretty awesome!

These Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs are juicy and and flavorful with a homemade teriyaki glaze. Teriyaki meatballs are a quick and easy dinner idea.

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Diane
    March 2, 2024

    “Store leftovers”
    Very funny! I’ve made this a bunch of times and there’s never, ever leftovers!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2024

      That’s when you know they’re good! you may need to make a double batch next time just to make sure you have some leftovers.

      Reply

  • Gem
    February 21, 2024

    Cooked this last night & my partner, who is a chef, asked when am I going to open a restaurant! Lol! Huge thanks for this recipe, Natasha! Some adjustments I made: Firstly, I used minced chicken. Since I didn’t have spring onion, I also minced and used regular white onion. The meatballs still turned out good. I added broccoli, but had to boil them separately first. Didn’t have brown sugar in hand, so I opted for white sugar (used less). I doubled the sauce but found that it’s thick so I proceeded to add around 50-60ml of water. 🙂 Paired this with rice. Very yummy! Thank you 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 21, 2024

      That’s great, Gem! I’m so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!

      Reply

  • Janet
    February 15, 2024

    Whereas this is a good recipe, there is no way to find out the nutritional information which is critical for my medication management.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2024

      Hi Janet, we are slowly working through all of our recipes to add nutrition info but it is a time consuming process as they have to be added one at a time. Thank you for being patient!

      Reply

  • Grace
    January 30, 2024

    Awesome recipe! Tried this recipe with minced chicken and it turned out really good. I added a little bit more soy sauce as I wasn’t sure if the saltless meat would turn out well. After this, I mixed the meatballs with my chow mein noodles. I only had white sugar as well. Thanks Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2024

      Nice to know that you enjoyed this recipe using minced chicken too1 Thanks a lot for sharing.

      Reply

  • Lucy
    August 22, 2023

    These came out great! I had to add a little more cook time to mine, about 5 extra minutes. Personally, I think the meatballs needed a little salt added. Even though the soy & hoisin sauce are salted, I think it still needed a touch. Regardless, yummy recipe! Thanks!

    Reply

  • Lisa D
    July 13, 2023

    I want to make these in a crockpot for my relatives graduation party.
    How much sauce should I make for approximately 5lbs of meatballs? I have already precooked your meatballs (beef and pork mix) and frozen them.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 13, 2023

      Hi Lisa! I have not tested these in a crock pot. The sauce in this recipe is written for 16 ounces (1lb) of meat. I hope that helps with your calculations.

      Reply

      • Lisa D
        July 14, 2023

        Thank you so much! I will let you know how it goes. Excited to try them!

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  • Patti Braddock
    July 12, 2023

    I made these with ground beef. I would not change a thing! They were delicious! I would definitely make small ones and use as an appetizer.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2023

      That’s awesome, Patti! Thank you for your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Claire
    June 14, 2023

    What can I substitute for the hoisin sauce? Would love to try these but have no hoisin.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2023

      Hi Claire, this recipe truly is the best with hoisin sauce, and while I haven’t tried a substitute, here’s what one of our readers shared: “Made these and substituted the hoisen sauce for regular bbq sauce+ another tablespoon of soy sauce and a squirt of siracha .. I have no idea how close it was to the original recipe, but it was amazing. Thankyou. I always come to your site for dinner inspiration.yum.” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Jenn
    March 20, 2023

    I’ve made this recipe 5 times now. Definitely good enough for company or when a friend needs a meal delivered. Yummmmmmmmm

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 20, 2023

      Nice to know that you enjoyed this, Jenn!

      Reply

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