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teriyaki meatballs with rice

30 Minute Baked and Glazed Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 30 meatballs 1x


These gingery and garlicky turkey meatballs are an easy dinner for any night of the week. Ground turkey meatballs are seasoned with a handful of Asian ingredients, baked in the oven and tossed with a salty sweet teriyaki sauce. Add a side of rice for a dinner you will love.



for the meatballs

for the teriyaki sauce and sautéed peppers

for serving

  • scallions, thinly sliced
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • pickled ginger, thinly sliced
  • cooked brown or white rice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and brush with oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, panko, egg, scallion, ginger and garlic powders, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce. Gently combine the ingredients until combined.
  3. Roll the turkey mixture into 30 meatballs. Each one will be about 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the meatballs in the oven for 15 to 17 minutes. The internal temperature of the meatballs should be about 165 degrees F. Use a digital thermometer to check the temperature. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. While the meatballs are baking, make the teriyaki sauce. In a small sauce pan over medium high heat, combine 1/2 cup water, soy sauce, ginger and garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and honey. Stir and bring to a gentle boil.
  6. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the teriyaki sauce. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until it is slightly thickened and glossy. Set aside.
  7. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil and the green and red peppers. Quickly sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add the meatballs to the sauté pan with the peppers. Pour the teriyaki sauce over the meatballs and peppers and stir to coat.
  9. Serve the meatballs with rice. Sprinkle with scallions, sesame seeds and pickled ginger.


  • Keep a bowl of cold water on hand when rolling the meatballs. The mixture can be sticky so the water helps the meatball rolling go smoothly.
  • The teriyaki sauce is a glaze for the meatballs and bell peppers. If you are a more saucy kind of person, I recommend doubling the teriyaki sauce recipe.
  • Category: entree
  • Method: bake in oven
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Serving Size: 7-8 meatballs
  • Calories: 359
  • Sugar: 8.1 g
  • Sodium: 691 mg
  • Fat: 16.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 36.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 162 mg

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