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Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

These Pineapple Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs have tons of flavor packed into a small bite, your guests will be begging you to make more before the night is out!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 11
Calories 113kcal
Author Aubrey Cota



  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped, both green and whites
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

dipping sauce

  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp teriyaki
  • 1 tbsp soy
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • green onions for garnish
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • **optional pineapple chunks for skewers**


  • in a large mixing bowl add the crushed pineapple (juice included), panko, garlic, egg, teriyaki, soy, and green onion and mix well.
  • add the ground turkey to the bowl and mix until just combined
  • heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • roll about 2 tbsp of the turkey mixture into a golf ball sized ball and repeat with all of the turkey mixture
  • placed the meatballs into the hot skillet and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes until dark golden
  • place on a foil lined baking sheet to finish cooking in the oven
  • bake for 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through

dipping sauce

  • combine all ingredients in a bowl


  • place a pineapple chunk on top of the meatball and secure with a toothpick
  • baste the dipping sauce on top of the pineapple and meatball.
  • place back in oven for 5 minutes
  • enjoy!


This recipe make a total of 22 meatballs, serving 11 people two each.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 194mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg