Marinara Turkey Balls are an excellent addition to your recipe box! Not only do they have great taste, but they’re also healthy for your family. 

Easy Assembly of Marinara Turkey Balls : 

Take one pound of ground turkey and add bread crumbs, a little Parm, and some spices; mix together thoroughly.

Marinara Turkey Balls

Form into small, bite-sized balls. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

Place in a bubbling pot of marinara sauce, which you can either buy or make your own. 

Marinara Turkey Balls

Homemade Marinara Sauce: 

To make it, take a 28 oz. can of tomato puree and add a swirl of olive oil around the pan. For extra flavor, I add a bit more in the middle.

Add salt, pepper, and sugar to your taste; feel free to omit the salt and sugar, if you prefer. 

I add the sugar to cut the tartness of the tomatoes, but not to make the sauce sweet. 

I also add to my homemade sauce a tablespoon of minced onion.

Let that mixture simmer for about an hour. 

When it’s ready, or when you’ve emptied your jarred marinara sauce into the pot, go ahead and add the baked meatballs. Allow everything to simmer for about an hour.

I like to use bratwurst buns, placing three Marinara Turkey Balls on each, including a little sauce, too. I sprinkle parsley on mine for color, but feel free to add the shredded cheese of your choice, too. 

Marinara Turkey Balls


(Here’s a great side dish for your meal: Marinated Green Beans!)

Other wonderful toppings: spinach or lettuce, banana peppers, and olives.

Whatever you like on a beef meatball sub works well here, too! 

Happy subbing! 


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Marinara Turkey Balls

Marinara Turkey Balls


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 T. parsley
  • Jar of Marinara Sauce


  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Roll into bite-sized balls and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
  3. When the turkey balls have finished baking, put them into a pan with bottled marinara sauce or your homemade version. (See post for details.)
  4. Let simmer for about an hour.
  5. Serve on brat rolls with toppings of your choice!
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 (Here’s another turkey recipe you may like!)

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