Southwest Turkey Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

We love making a big batch of these southwest turkey meatballs for lunches and snacks during the week. They are so easy and make Paleo + Whole30 a breeze!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 289 kcal
Author J+E | Real Simple Good


  • 2 lbs ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 3 jalapeños, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet (one large or two small) with parchment paper. 

  2. Prepare the jalapeños, garlic and green onion as noted above. Place in a large mixing bowl with ground turkey, cumin, salt and pepper. Use your hands to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. 

  3. Use an ice cream scoop to make golfball sized meatballs on your parchment lined baking sheet(s). It should make about 24-25 meatballs. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes, or until the turkey is cooked all the way through.  

  4. In the last five minutes of baking, place your can of diced tomatoes in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Let it heat up. Once meatballs are done cooking, remove from oven and use tongs to place them in the tomatoes on the stove. Toss to coat and serve. Enjoy - for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition Facts
Southwest Turkey Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 55g 110%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.