Healthy Recipe: Italian Turkey Muffins

Savory muffins are a great choice for breakfast or snacks. The Italian Turkey muffins are backed with protein and simply delicious. 

This recipe could easily be used as meatballs instead of muffins as well. The onions as well as the egg keep them super moist. They are delicious as is, but could be phenomenal with some no sugar added organic tomato sauce as well! Enjoy! 

Perfect for breakfast

Like mom used to say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting off with one of these muffins gives you a whopping 33 grams of protein. What does that mean? You’ll feel fuller and more satisfied longer. The protein also gives you an energy boost to help avoid the mid-morning slump.

Benefits of Protein

Are you getting enough protein in your diet? While you may watch your calories, sugar and salt intake, you should also make sure you are ingesting enough protein. It plays a key role in the creation and maintenance of every cell in our bodies. It fuels our cells and powers our bodies.

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If you need to lose weight or belly fat, replace some of your carbs with protein. Since protein helps reduce hunger, you are more likely to eat fewer calories. Protein helps improve the function of your bodies hormones that regulate weights as well. 

Protein is also good for your bone health. People who eat more protein tend to have better bone health and a much lower risk of osteoporosis and fractures as they get older.


Italian Turkey Muffins


  • 2 pounds, ground turkey
  • 1 diced red onion
  • 3?4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 1?4 cup of low fat parmesan
  • 1?4 cup low fat milk
  • 1?2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano


  • Preheat oven to 375oF.
  • Mix the ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  • Lightly coat a muffin pan in with cooking spray
  • Fill 8 of the muffin pan spots with the muffin mix
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information per serving (1 muffin):

  • Calories: 183
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 3g

Do you every enjoy savory muffins for breakfast? What’s your favorite recipe?


Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Dede

    I think that we would eat these as meatballs. The great thing is that I have most of the ingredients in my cabinet already, would just need to get the ground turkey. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Jenn

    Those look great! They would be good to whip up at the beginning of the week then you have a fast lunch all week long!

  3. I love turkey. This recipe sounds great. Think I will pair it with a salad and some fruit and call it dinner. πŸ˜€

  4. Erin L

    These look great- I could definitely see using these as meatballs! Great recipe!

  5. Teresha F

    my mouth is watering! thanks for the yummy recipe!

  6. Jenna Wood

    I make something very similar for our family, they love it. I love that I can make them in advance, and even freeze them for meals ahead of time!

  7. mel

    This looks absolutely amazing!

  8. Amber Edwards

    That looks delicious! That would totally work for a great breakfast or even a hearty lunch. It sounds delicious and looks tantalizing.

  9. Sarah Scott

    Love this recipe – glad I got to meet you at fitbloggin

  10. Rich

    They look lovely and reasonably quick to make. Can’t wait to try them

  11. Evelina Micall

    Wow! This is a very interesting recipe. Adding organic tomato sauce will really make this recipe very delicious. Thanks for sharing! πŸ˜‰

  12. Jenn: I am so glad I met you. Apparantly I have already followed your FB page. who knew. I love your turkey muffins. See you soon.

  13. Glenda Cates

    Look yummy and is making me wonder if my husband and son would eat it. I may have to try and see if they would.

  14. Glenn

    Great recipe. It is amazing how versatile turkey can be. I had a personal trainer give me a recipe for turkey breakfast patties. I will be trying this one, too. Thanks

  15. Sall-E

    YUM! Making asap. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  16. Sarah

    They look delicious and simple enough even for my limited baking skills!

  17. Nicky Dowsett

    Wow! I feel like I can consume a dozen of these delicious muffins. I like turkey but I never tried making muffins like this recipe. I would love to try it. My husband will definitely like this. Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

  18. Marie

    These muffing taste really good! thank you come back momma for the recipe! I found this and lost 38 pounds but the most important thing is that I kept it off! Maybe it can help someone, and is very affordable!

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