Easy-Bake Meatballs Recipe

These easy-bake meatballs are prepped in minutes and pair well with any type of pasta you prefer!

I won’t lie, this low-carb thing has been a challenge. I’ve definitely had a bumpy start. But more and more, it’s simply becoming the way I eat. And as long as I eat at home, I do pretty well.

Clean Eating Low Carb Easy Bake Meatballs

These were a recent dinner that I was relieved to find even Mini Chef enjoyed. He’s getting pickier as he gets older. His dad has exposed him to the “wonderful” world of sugar and junk food, so it’s been an uphill battle ever since.

This means that dinner time is a much more difficult challenge for both of us. I guess you could say I’ve had to “up my game” a bit. But all challenges come with rewards if met head-on. And thankfully, these meatballs were well received at the dinner table.



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Clean Eating Low Carb Easy Bake Meatballs

Easy Bake Meatballs

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 15 meatballs
Calories: 62kcal


  • Casserole dish


  • 1 ½ lb. ground turkey
  • 3 tbsp. onion soup mix (see recipe link above)
  • 4 small brown mushrooms (chopped fine)
  • 1 large egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients by hand, kneading until well mixed.
  • Form 15 large meatballs (about the size of a golf ball) and lay them in an oiled casserole dish.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until they reach at least 165 F. on a meat thermometer.
  • Notes On Serving: I served mine over spiralized zucchini pasta with a bit of homemade Italian dressing mixed in for flavor. I also topped it with a bit of parmesan for Mini Chef. 


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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  1. Hi, I really appreciate your clean eating recipes and blog; however, when I think about “clean” eating, I think about everything that goes in a recipe. The above recipe for clean eating meatballs was of interest to me since I eat “raw” much of the time, except for meat of course. So when making a recipe like this, I also would put it over veggie pasta instead of grain pasta. I really enjoy it more than regular pasta. I understand that you do receive some of your monetary compensation through endorsing different products, but is there any way you could endorse a company that makes the “onion soup mix” but also give alternative options if we choice not to eat prepackaged foods. For example, could you list the ingredients; onion, garlic, pepper, salt, herbs, etc. for those who choose to add what is already in the kitchen rather than prepared ingredients that may have a LOT of unknown ingredients unless you study the ingredient list. I don’t keep things like that in my kitchen since I think I can do better. This is just my opinion, but would imagine that others who are trying to eat clean and healthy, may also have similar thoughts.

    Thank you for all you do to give options for better eating. I know Americans really need to have this opportunity to learn.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dorie – I think you missed the link in the ingredient list that gives you the entire recipe for clean eating onion soup mix. Clean, from scratch and on my blog. 🙂 Nowhere do I indicate that you should use the pre-packaged stuff.

  2. Looks delicious! Have you ever done a “post” on spiralizing vegetables? I ask because I don’t have a spiralizer and was wondering if you have a particular one that you’d recommend. Thank you for all your work. I love your website!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Anna – I did just buy a new one and will post a review when I try it out.

  3. Have you freeze these meatballs to eat later? If so are the precooked before freezing?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Felicia – Yep! You can freeze either before or after. Whatever works best for you. 🙂