Pretzel Crusted Parmesan Turkey Meatballs

Tasty, tasty, tasty turkey meatballs baked with the wonderful garlic and Parmesan flavors and crusted with crunchy pretzel coating.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword parmesan, pretzel, turkey meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 -12 meatballs
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • 1.25 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp mined parsley
  • salt
  • 4 pretzel rods (or other pretzels that will
  • 1/2 medium onion yellow or Vidalia, sliced thick


  1. Place pretzels in a large zip-lock bag and smash them with a meat tenderizer. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except for crushed pretzels and sliced onion, in a large mixing bowl and mix until completely combined.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease an baking pan (or an oven-safe skillet).
  4. Form meatballs that are about 1 1/2 inches and roll each meatball in crushed pretzel. Press lightly and place them in a baking dish or an oven-safe skillet. Scatter sliced onions in between meatballs.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes (depending on the size of meatballs).
  6. Great pairing for these meatballs would be some mustard roasted potatoes. Just toss cut potatoes in a little bit of Grey Poupon mustard, salt, pepper and brown sugar and roast in the oven. (You can check this recipe for reference.)