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Turkey meatballs on a plate with green onion, blue cheese crumbles and hot sauce.
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5 from 21 votes

Baked Buffalo Turkey (or Chicken) Meatballs

Baked buffalo turkey meatballs with hot sauce and blue cheese are are quick and easy. Made with simple ingredients they are perfect as an appetizer or main meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizers, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Meatballs
Calories: 38kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 1 Pound lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/4 Cup hot sauce like Frank's Red Hot
  • 1/4 Cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 Cup fine breadcrumbs


  • Pre-heat the oven to 375°F
  • In a medium size bowl, mix the ground turkey, hot sauce, egg, crumbled blue cheese, breadcrumbs and green onion.
  • Form the mixture into 24 meatballs, about one and half tablespoons each. I like to use a medium size cookie scoop for this as it's easy to get a uniform size.
  • Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Place the tray on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes until meatballs are lightly browned and feel firm when you touch them.
  • Serve with extra hot sauce, blue cheese, blue cheese dip or sliced green onion.


You can substitute ground chicken if you prefer.  Be sure to select lean ground chicken and not mechanically separated chicken.
If you don't like blue cheese, you can substitute feta or goat's cheese.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg