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March 31, 2024

Recipe: Tomato Gnocchi Turkey Meatballs

by Nicole Golinski, MA, RDN, LDN

Looking for an easy one pot meal that provides everything you need in one dish? Give this recipe a try today. This can be a great way to add more vegetables and color to your family’s next meal.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


6 servings


For the Gnocchi

2 (10-ounce) containers of fresh grape tomatoes

1 pound gnocchi, uncooked

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons oregano

2 teaspoons dried basil

6 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Meatballs

1 pound ground turkey

½ cup breadcrumbs

1/3 cup fresh basil or 2 tablespoons dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large egg

1 tablespoon of olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add all of the gnocchi ingredients to a 9×13 inch baking pan, and stir until gnocchi and tomatoes are coated with ingredients.
  3. Next make the meatballs, combine all the meatball ingredients, except the olive oil, into a large bowl. Stir until mixture is evenly combined.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoons of meat and roll into a ball. Place on top of the gnocchi ingredients in the pan. Ground turkey mixture should make 12 meatballs.
  5. Once done, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.
  7. Store leftovers in an air-tight container for 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Calories: 398, Fat: 22g, Protein: 25g, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 2.9g, Sodium: 318mg

Adapted from: Jake Cohen:

Categories:  Weeknight dinner, One Pot meal, High Protein, Anti-Inflammatory

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