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Asian Style Turkey Meatballs (Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten-free)

  • Author: Jess Kirk
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Asian Style sesame and ginger paleo turkey meatballs drizzled with homemade sweet and zesty sesame ginger sauce and topped with sesame seeds and green onion slivers. It’s the perfect gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free appetizer or meal over rice and steamed vegetables!




  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 TBSP onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • pinch salt and pepper


  • 3 TBSP coconut aminos
  • 2 TBSP honey, or maple syrup for a paleo option
  • 2 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • sesame seeds and green onion slices, for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 400*F.  Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and then thoroughly mix together with your hands.
  2. Roll into 1-1.5″ inch balls (refer to video to see the exact size of the meatballs that I make) and place in a mini muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, take out of the oven, flip over, and bake in the oven for an additional 5 minutes of until thoroughly cooked and the outsides are nicely browned.
  4. Carefully remove the hot meatballs from the pan onto a paper towel-lined plate to help soak up any extra grease from baking.
  5. While the meatballs are cooling make your sesame ginger sauce by mixing all the sauce ingredients well in a small mixing bowl.  Pour the sauce over the meatballs and enjoy!
  6. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or even freezer for later!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15