Grilled Turkey Meatball Kebabs

May 13, 2023 | Main Meals

Grilled Turkey Meatball Kebabs

Memorial Day signals the start of summer and it’s the perfect time to embrace fresh, seasonal ingredients. If you’re hosting a get together, choosing fresh and natural ingredients will make your dishes stand out. •Grilling is an obvious choice! Lean protein, such as lean beef and turkey, provide essential nutrients like protein to fuel activity and are delicious on the grill. •Vegetarian? No problem, grill firm or extra firm tofu on a well-greased grill grate. •Don’t forget about your veggies, zucchini, eggplant, asparagus and peppers are perfect for grilling. •For snacks and dessert cut up fresh watermelon and add in a variety of berries to serve along side ice cream – a total crowd pleaser! Enjoy these fun and healthy turkey meatball kebabs at your Memorial Day get together!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 8 Skewers
Calories 131 kcal


  • 8 Wooden or metal skewers*


  • 1 pound 93% Lean ground Turkey
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt & pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 Vidalia onion cut into 2 inch pieces
  • ½ eggplant cut into 1 inch cubes skin on
  • Filippo Berio Olive oil for drizzling
  • 8 Wooden or metal skewers*


  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Prepare meatballs: In a large bowl combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, Italian seasoning, cumin, salt & pepper, garlic. Mix well.
  • Form mixture into 1 inch meatballs.
  • Thread meatballs, pepper, onion and eggplant onto each wooden skewer, alternating ingredients.
  • Drizzle each skewers with olive oil. Grill on medium high heat, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer skewers to a plate and serve with lemon wedges or salsa.
  • *If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 15 minutes before threading with ingredients.


Nutrition Information per skewer:
131 calories; 6.5g carbohydrate; 6.5g fat; 13g carbohydrate; 119mg sodium; 2g fiber
Recipe by: Jacqueline Gomes, MBA, RDN
Keyword fun food, grilled vegetables, healthy meals, summer recipes


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Meet Your Dietitian

Jacqui portrait

Hi, I’m Jacqueline

I understand first hand how frustrating weight loss programs can be without the proper guidance. My goal is to help you change your mindset from restrictive dieting to one of freedom and confidence around food. I’d love to help you on your journey.


View Categories

Free Download

bowl of sliced oranges and applies
Get a Jump Start: Download My Free 3-day Meal Plan

Kick-start your weight loss plan with recipes, meal ideas + more!


Veggie Enchiladas

Veggie Enchiladas

Nothing says winter like cozy winter meals! Turn your favorite comfort foods into deliciously healthy meals with just a few modifications, for instance add in more veggies or switch out a higher fat ingredient for a lower fat ingredient. Need some ideas? ...

Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Ice Cream”

Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Ice Cream”

Strawberry Cottage Cheese “Ice Cream” Get creative in the kitchen by combining some of your favorite treats for an anytime weight loss snack. Choosing the right snacks can help build your nutrition while serving as opportunity to enjoy something delicious. Cottage...

High Protein Sword Fish over Escarole & Beans

High Protein Sword Fish over Escarole & Beans

Sword Fish with Escarole & Beans We know Protein is a powerhouse for fat loss, but did you know that fiber helps play a role as well? Fiber adds volume to meals and gives us satiety so we feel more satisfied. Combine Protein + Fiber and you have a winning solution...

Berry Oat Breakfast Bars

Berry Oat Breakfast Bars

Berry Oat Breakfast Bars Did you know the average American only consumes about 15g of fiber per day?! It is recommended that we consume 25 to 30 grams of dietary fiber each day for disease prevention and optimal well-being. In fact, some of the world’s healthiest...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This