{Easy Recipe} Puerto Rican Styled Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs

A huge thanks goes out to Jai from Mami’s Time Out for giving me that extra push to post more on the blog! Go check out her fabulous blog on the link.

I can honestly say that I am overly obsessed with cooking shows. Whether it’s from the Cooking Channel, Food Network or even YouTube, I can watch food shows all day, everyday. I love to watch people cook. It relaxes me and it justs puts me in a zen mood.  I even have a few chefs that I can watch all day long too. They include: Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Melissa D’Arabian, Ina Garten, The Pioneer Woman and so much more!

The only shows I dislike are those food challenge shows. Now those I can live without. I have no interest in them at all.  If you ask me, they should have a channel dedicated to those unnecessary shows so I can avoid them at all costs.

But I digress..

One day I decided to make meatballs but I wanted low-fat, healthy meatballs made with gluten-free bread crumbs becuase of my thyroid condition.  So I made this recipe on a whim and trust me when I say this,  these meatballs are DELISH!! (photo below!)

I’ve been waiting a long time to share my beloved turkey meatball recipe with you all because it’s to die for. It’s so delicious, rich and I’m sure it’s low-in-fat as well.

The recipe is easy but just know I do not measure anything. I go willy-nilly on most of my recipes so trust your instinct when adding the ingredients. If, by any means, you are stuck; do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 😉

Puerto Rican Styled Gluten-Free Turkey Meatballs


1 pound of ground turkey (not white meat – it would be too dry)
Minced yellow onion (half of a small onion is plenty)
2-3 crushed garlic cloves
1 packet of Sazon con culantro
Adobo with pepper (to taste)
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Black Pepper
Dried or Fresh minced Parsley ( a little)
Ketchup (a squirt or two)
1 teaspoon of sofrito
Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs (maybe 1/4 cup?)
1 Large Egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place turkey meat in a large bowl and pour ingredients over the meat. Mix well but too much. You don’t want tough meatballs. Form the meat into meatballs and placed them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve them in a pasta sauce over whatever pasta you like & enjoy!



  1. Love the pictures looks so delicious! I’m glad you were able to follow through on this post!!
    Jai recently posted..Joanna Gaines Slays Comfy Chic!

  2. Amazing looking meatballs! I’m gonna try these this week. Thanks!

  3. What type of gluten free bread crumbs did you use?

  4. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I agree that the photo is extrodinary. The meatball is looks inviting and promising to be tasty.

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