4 from 12 votes

Lemon Pepper Meatballs

This easy meatball recipe will have you snacking on protein-packed, low-carb lemon pepper meatballs in 30 minutes or less.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Servings: 11
Calories: 194
Author: Brenda Garrison | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, plain (gluten-free or regular)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (optional to add the zest of lemon)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • Preheat over to 350F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease pans and set aside.
  • Add ground turkey to a large mixing bowl. Add breadcrumbs and lemon pepper seasoning over turkey.
  • In a separate small bowl add lemon juice (and zest, if using) and eggs. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add lemon juice mixture to the turkey bowl. Use your hands to gently fold all ingredients until blended.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or shape a tablespoon of turkey into meatballs. Place approximately 22 meatballs per prepared sheet pan.
  • Cook for 17-20 minutes until meatballs are golden brown.

Recipe Notes

I used a small cookie scooper (approximately a tablespoon size) to form the meatballs, which really speeds up the process and eliminates the need to roll them.
I like this low calorie ground turkey recipe, but if you prefer you could use any type of ground meat.
To make it gluten-free or Paleo friendly, just use shredded zucchini or any other type of squash or ground nuts in place of the bread crumbs.
Serving size: 4 meatballs
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pepper Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (4 meatballs)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.1g16%
Carbohydrates 4.3g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Protein 24.3g49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy 5-ingredient meatballs, lemon pepper turkey meatballs, low carb meatballs