Spicy Thai Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

Spicy Thai Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

These spicy Thai Turkey Cocktail Meatballs are quick to mix, baked in the oven and served with store-bought Sweet Thai Chili Sauce for dipping.
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Thai, Gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 meatballs
Calories 29kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 1 pound ground turkey, or ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 medium dried Thai red chili pepper, finely minced
  • 2/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a cooling rack on top of the parchment paper. Brush or spray the rack with cooking oil.
  • Put all ingredients except turkey in a food processor and process until finely chopped. Alternatively, chop or mince by hand.
    In a medium bowl, combine turkey with chopped ingredients, stirring until well incorporated.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, form into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place about 2 inches apart on rack.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Transfer baking pan to the upper shelf in your oven and broil for 2 - 3 minutes or until tops of meatballs are beginning to brown. 
  • Remove from oven, transfer to a serving dish and serve with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce for dipping. These cocktail meatballs can be baked ahead of time, stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator and reheated just before serving.


Calories: 29kcal | Protein: 6g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 77mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.2mg