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Keto Turkey Meatballs Recipe with Mustard Coconut Cream Sauce

Louise | November 23
Keto Turkey Meatballs Recipe with Mustard Coconut Cream Sauce #keto

Meatballs are all very well and good, but they are only as good as their sauce. These Keto turkey meatballs with mustard coconut cream sauce won’t disappoint. The savory herbed turkey is pan-fried to perfection and enrobed in a tangy sauce that will keep you coming back for more. What’s more, this creamy sauce is dairy-free, instead of dairy cream, it’s made from coconut cream, so you can treat yourself without guilt. Served over low-carb noodles, these meatballs are just right for a satisfying Friday night dinner or make the meatballs ahead and throw the sauce together on a Tuesday for a little bit of easy mid-week indulgence.

Top Tips for Buying and Cooking Ground Turkey

  1. Read the label – Just like ground beef, packages of ground turkey have different fat contents depending on what type of turkey meat was ground to make it, though they are often just labeled as “ground turkey” interchangeably. For meatballs, a ground turkey that includes some dark meat is preferable. If the right mix is not available pre-ground, you can ask your butcher to grind it for you.
  2. Don’t overhandle – Just like dough or batter, if you overwork meatball mix, it will become tough. Make sure that when you are forming your meatballs you only press just enough to form a ball and not any harder. You want to retain some of the air in the mixture so that your meatballs stay nice and tender.
  3. Cook just right – Turkey can be a little tricky to cook when you’re new to this protein because it needs to be cooked all the way through, just like chicken, but is so lean that it can be easy to overcook if you aren’t careful. To ensure that you are cooking your turkey to perfection, use an instant-read thermometer to check that the internal temperature is exactly 165°F.

Herbs That Will Make Any Dish Pop

Herbs are a great way to way to add flavor to any dish without adding carbs. This recipe uses parsley in the meatballs and the cream sauce, but you can experiment with other herbs to switch it up and find a new favorite flavor combo. Read on for some ideas below.

  • Tarragon
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Savory
  • Marjoram
  • Chervil
  • Herbs de Provence

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Keto Turkey Meatballs Recipe with Mustard Coconut Cream Sauce #keto

Keto Turkey Meatballs Recipe with Mustard Coconut Cream Sauce #keto

Keto Turkey Meatballs Recipe with Mustard Coconut Cream Sauce

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: American


These creamy meatballs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


For the meatballs –

  • 1 lb (450 g) ground turkey
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) avocado oil, to cook with

For the sauce – 


  1. Mix all the meatball ingredients together and form 12 meatballs.
  2. Pan-fry the meatballs in the 1/4 cup olive oil until browned.  Then add in the sauce ingredients (except for the parsley) and simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Serve with spaghetti squash or grated zucchini noodles.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 1 g


  • Calories: 352
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 29 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.