Popeye Turkey Meatballs

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 10


These simple clean eating Popeye turkey meatballs are moist and flavorful, loaded with veggies and require no binders! Meal prep a batch early in the week so you can add them to pasta, sandwiches, salads and more throughout the week! 


  • 2 pounds ground lean turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 3 ounces baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • coconut oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Make sure onion, carrot and spinach are finely chopped as you don’t want huge chunks of veggies in the meatballs. I like chopping all the veggies in my food processor (affiliate link) to save time. The spinach was super chopped, which why the meatballs look so green!!
  3. Grab a large bowl and add turkey, chopped veggies and spices. Gently combine, using clean hands if needed.
  4. Roll meat mixture into 1-2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick coconut oil cooking spray. Place them about 1-inch apart. Bake until outsides are lightly browned and centers are no longer pink, about 25 minutes. Serve right away or let cool before placing in an air-tight container if you’re making these as part of your meal prep.


*Feel free to add 1 egg or 3 egg whites to the mixture if you want a fluffier meatball, but I find the meatballs to taste great without it. 


  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs
  • Calories: 155kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 271mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg