Teriyaki Meatballs are an easy dish to make that you can serve as a main dish for dinner or as an appetizer for parties. Serve the sweet and tangy turkey meatballs with sauteed bell peppers and fresh green onions – pile it all on cooked rice for a quick and easy meal.

Two plates of teriyaki meatballs over white rice with bell peppers

One of my favorite short-cut ingredients is frozen turkey meatballs. We always have a bag stocked in our freezer for easy meals.

There are so many ways to use them, and using them to make teriyaki meatballs is one of our favorite meals. It’s a recipe you can make for dinner, or you can serve them as a snack or appetizer. You can also make teriyaki turkey meatballs ahead for meal prep, so you have easy meals on hand during the week.

The meatballs taste great with the sweet and tangy sauce, bell peppers, and green onions add fresh flavor and color, and the whole dish is ready in less than 45 minutes.

Table of Contents
  1. Easy 6 Ingredient Recipe
  2. 3-Step Teriyaki Meatball Recipe
  3. How to Serve Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
  4. Recipe Tips
  5. Other Easy Dinners You’ll Enjoy
  6. Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe Recipe

Easy 6 Ingredient Recipe

Short-cut ingredients make this dish really easy – we keep them stocked in our kitchen for a quick dinner when we have busy nights.

  • Frozen ground turkey meatballs
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Sliced bell pepper
  • Chopped green onions
  • Chicken broth
  • Cooking spray

3-Step Teriyaki Meatball Recipe

Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and cook the sliced bell pepper over medium heat. Cook them until they are crisp-tender, about two to three minutes. Take them out of the pan and set them aside.

Add the broth to the same pan. Place the frozen meatballs in the broth in an even layer. Cook them until they are hot, stirring occasionally. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat.

Add the sauce and stir to coat the meatballs. Cook them for five minutes or until the sauce is warmed.

Overhead close up shot of teriyaki meatballs over white rice

How to Serve Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

You can serve them as is with the peppers and sliced green onions, but we like to spoon them over cooked rice for a complete meal.

Add a side dish like cooked green beans, broccoli, or cauliflower. Sometimes we add our favorite store-bought eggrolls as a side, too.

They also make a great appetizer – pile them in a serving bowl with some toothpicks on the side so everyone can help themselves.

Plated teriyaki meatballs with yellow peppers and green onions on top

Recipe Tips

Sauce: I recommend using a thick teriyaki sauce for this recipe.

Recipe Variations: Choose your favorite color bell peppers or do a mix to make a colorful dish. Garnish the meatballs with sesame seeds for some crunch and texture.

Meal prep: You can prepare this dish ahead of time and divide the meatballs and peppers into meal prep containers. Add some cooked rice, and they will keep for three to four days in the refrigerator. Warm them up in the microwave for easy lunches and dinners.

Homemade meatballs: Want to skip frozen ones? Make my homemade ground turkey meatball recipe for this dish. We make these teriyaki meatballs a lot because it’s so easy, and the flavors are great! If you’ve been looking for a new weeknight dinner to try, I think you’ll love it. Enjoy!

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Overhead close up shot of teriyaki meatballs over white rice

Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe

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There are so many ways to use these amazing Teriyaki Meatballs and they make great leftovers or a meal prep option. They’re sweet and tangy and made healthier by using turkey meatballs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 24 ounce package of frozen turkey meatballs
  • 1 16 ounce jar of thick teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Bell pepper you can use any color, cut into small strips
  • 2 Green onions chopped for garnish
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • Cooking spray


  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and pre-heat to medium heat. Add Bell peppers. Heat for 2-3 minutes. They should still be firm but lightly cooked. Set to the side.
  • Add meatballs and chicken broth into the skillet. Meatballs should be in a single layer. Cook covered over medium heat for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add Teriyaki sauce to the skillet and heat for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Make sure all meatballs are covered with sauce.
  • Serve with rice and add cooked bell peppers and green onion for garnish. You can also just serve with toothpicks for an appetizer.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 5538mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 992IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 6mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Korean
Keyword BBQ Meatballs, beef and rice, ground turkey, teriyaki, turkey meatballs
Two plates of teriyaki meatballs over white rice with bell peppers and recipe title in top right corner of image

Teriyaki Meatballs are a healthy, hearty dinner when served over cooked white rice. The whole meal comes together in under 45 minutes making it perfect for weeknights or weekends.

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