Vietnamese-Style Turkey Meatballs
Recipe by Chef Heidi Fink
Heidi Fink

Vietnamese-Style Turkey Meatballs

  • Yield Serves 4

High protein, high flavour, and quick to put together. A perfect mid-week meal!


  • Meatballs:
  • Dipping Sauce:


Preheat oven to 400 F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the bread and water in a large bowl and mash to a paste. Add the brown sugar, green onion, cilantro, lemongrass, fish sauce, cayenne, and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined. Add the ground turkey and mix well, using your hands if necessary, until evenly mixed.

With wet hands, roll turkey mixture into golf-ball sized meatballs and place on the tray. You should have about 15 meatballs. Place tray in to the oven and roast until the meatballs are browned slightly and their juices run clear. Their internal temperature should register 165F on an instant-reading thermometer.

Meanwhile, making dipping sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to dissolve sugar. Taste to adjust, adding more lime juice, if desired.

Serve meatballs warm, with dipping sauce, sliced cucumbers, thin carrot sticks, and lettuce. These are great with rice noodles to make a full meal.

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Reviews on "Vietnamese-Style Turkey Meatballs" (2)

  1. November 23, 2023
    Delicious with the cilantro and sugar!
    • November 23, 2023
      Hi Bill! So glad you enjoyed these!

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