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Gluten Free Turkey Meatballs with Quinoa Pasta

Looking for a new take on an old classic? Try this family-friendly gluten free turkey meatballs and quinoa pasta, topped with a tasty sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gluten free turkey meatballs, quinoa pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Comeback Momma


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 small red onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (plus additional fresh parsley for garnish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 24 oz jar of RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • 8 oz quinoa pasta


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, olive oil, onion, garlic, kosher salt, black pepper, parsley, basil and oregano. I like to use my hands to make sure it’s all thoroughly combined. Drop mixture, about 2-inch diameter per meatball, onto the prepared baking sheet. I recommend using an ice cream scoop for this, but you can use a spoon.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through and lightly browned, about 25-30 minutes. Internal temperature should be at least 165 F.
  4. Meanwhile, boil water and cook your pasta according to instructions on box

  5. About 10 minutes before meatballs are ready, add jar of RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce in large pot (deep enough for all the meatballs) - cook on low to bring to a slow simmer. Stir occasionally.

  6. After meatballs are done, add them all to the sauce.  If you the enough time, simmer for an extra 10-15 minutes to let them get nice and saucy.

  7. Plate pasta and top with 4 meatballs per person and lots of sauce!

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe makes approximately 20 meatballs.  One serving = 4 meatballs along with pasta and sauce.
  • Extra meatballs make for a great meatball sub the next day.