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Ground turkey meatballs topped with teriyaki sauce and green onions.

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs are baked in the oven and then simmer in a homemade sweet teriyaki sauce on the stove top. Serve these ground turkey meatballs over cooked rice and garnish with green onion and extra sauce!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword baked turkey meatballs, ground turkey meatballs, teriyaki turkey meatballs, turkey meatball recipe, turkey meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6 people (3 meatballs each)
Calories 241kcal
Author Jessica - Together as Family


Turkey Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • Heat oven to 425°.
    Spray a cookie sheet or other baking pan with cooking spray. You can also line it with parchment paper or tin foil (lightly spray the tin foil with cooking spray if using).
  • Add all meatball ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to combine together well.
  • Use a cookie scoop or hands and roll into balls. About the size of a golf ball (1-inch). Place meatballs on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Internal temperature needs to be at 165° F.
  • Add all the teriyaki sauce ingredients into a skillet pan, over medium-high heat. Whisk together and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Stir together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl with a fork.
  • Add the cooked meatballs and cornstarch mixture into the skillet pan. Let simmer for about 5 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
  • Serve meatballs over cooked rice and garnish with green onions and extra teriyaki sauce.


Nutrition Information : Recipe makes 18 meatballs. Nutrition information is for 3 meatballs each plus some teriyaki sauce. If you roll the meatballs smaller or larger, it will change how many servings and meatballs this recipe will yield. Calorie information is for 3 meatballs + sauce and does not include rice. 
Broth : Chicken or beef broth will work just fine. You can either use regular broth or reduced-sodium broth depending on preference. I prefer to use the full salt broth as it adds more flavor to the dish. 
Spicy? : If you prefer some spice then add some cayenne red pepper or a dash of hot sauce to the teriyaki sauce. 
Teriyaki Sauce : We love the sweet balance of the sauce as is, but if you prefer a less sweet teriyaki sauce then reduce the brown sugar to 1/3 cup. 
Hoisin sauce and sesame oil can be found by the soy sauce and other Asian ingredients at the grocery store. 


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg