Pineapple Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs

Pineapple Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs

Raise your hand if a delicious meatball recipe takes you back to your childhood? I vividly remember my mom teaching me how to make meatballs. Today I’m going to teach you how to make the most juicy, delicious, pineapple turkey teriyaki meatballs you’ve ever had! The best part is: they’re so quick and easy to make!

Pineapple Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs - A 30 minute freezer meal recipe for delicious and EXTRA juicy meatballs with an irresistible teriyaki glaze sauce.

These turkey teriyaki meatballs take about 30 minutes from start to finish. They make your kitchen smell so good that the family will slowly start to linger closer and closer to the dinner table as you finish up. Secretly, I love that:)

  • 1-1.5 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
  • 1/3 cup of crushed pineapple WITH juice (or crush up 2 slices of pineapple from a can)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • Non-stick spray
  • Baking sheet
  • Small frying pan
  • Foil
  • 1 small mixing
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 measuring cup
  • Whisk
Pineapple Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs - A 30 minute freezer meal recipe for delicious and EXTRA juicy meatballs with an irresistible teriyaki glaze sauce.

A 30 minute freezer meal recipe for delicious and EXTRA juicy meatballs with an irresistible teriyaki glaze sauce

There are two parts to this quick recipe: baking the meatballs and preparing the thick and tasty teriyaki sauce to coat the meatballs in

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, milk, and crushed up pineapple. Be sure to add a little bit of the pineapple juice too! Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg, salt, and ground turkey. Mix it all together with your clean hands.
  4. Add the small bowl of breadcrumbs, pineapple, and milk into the large bowl of ground turkey. Mix until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  5. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and a generous coat of non-stick spray.
  6. Make small meatballs (about 1.5 inches in diameter or so) and place them on the baking sheet at least 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes and begin preparing the teriyaki glaze.


For the delicious Kikkoman Teriyaki glaze sauce:

  1.  Put 1/2 cup of of Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce  into a measuring cup.
  2. Add the sugar and mix it up until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add a little bit of water until the mixture measures 2/3 of a cup.
  4.  Add the cornstarch and mix until smooth.
  5. When the meatballs are almost done, prepare a small frying pan with a generous coat of non-stick spray over medium heat.
  6.  Add the ingredients from the measuring cup into the pan and whisk constantly until it comes to a boil.
  7. Once bubbling, remove it from the heat.
  8. Pour the tasty teriyaki glaze over the meatballs.
  9.  Serve with brown rice, fried rice, veggies, or whatever else you love!
Pineapple Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs - A 30 minute freezer meal recipe for delicious and EXTRA juicy meatballs with an irresistible teriyaki glaze sauce.

Extra JUICY pineapple infused turkey teriyaki meatballs. A 30 minute freezer friendly dinner recipe for delicious and tender meatballs with an irresistible teriyaki glaze sauce.

The juice from the pineapple gently infuses the ground turkey with a scrumptious and irresistible flavor. It also works perfectly to make the meatballs EXTRA juicy and tender too! Dry meatballs are no good, right?

If you have a family of 4, this recipe will go fast. You might want to double the recipe just for leftovers. My six year old popped 5 of the meatballs into her mouth before I could even get the glaze on them.

Here’s another smart idea: freeze some of the meatballs in advance (yup, they are freezer friendly!). That way, you prepare them once and have 2 or 3 meals for the future.

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  1. I use teriyaki sauce in my shrimp stir fry recipe as well as a marinade for chicken.

  2. I use teriyaki sauce on my white rice when I make stir fry.

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    I use it on rice and in stir frys
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  4. Lisa Brown says:

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  5. Julie Wood says:

    I use teriyaki in my Beef Teriyaki Noodles recipe. It is so delicious!

  6. Julie Wood says:


  7. I use it to make teriyaki chicken

  8. Jessica To says:

    We have only used it in chicken stir fry.

  9. Margaret Smith says:

    This recipe sounds so yummy. I like to use Teriyaki in stir fried chicken. Thanks so much.

  10. Margaret Smith says:
  11. Steve Weber says:

    We use it when we make our own Chinese stir-fry

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  12. I use in Teriyaki in stir fried chicken.

  13. In the summer we make kabobs on the grill with veggies, pineappke, and teriyaki sauce marinated chicken.

  14. I use it as a marinade for my beef and chicken kabobs.

  15. I like using it for Hawaiian chicken in the crockpot.


  16. Susan Smith says:

    I use teriyaki sauce in my chicken stir fry recipe.

  17. Susan Smith says:
  18. We usually use Teriyaki sauce on grilled chicken, and sometimes on veggies too.

  19. Jessie C. says:

    I use teriyaki sauce in making Chicken Noodle Bowls.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  20. Jessie C. says:


  21. I use Teriyaki sauce in many dishes. One of my favorite is on roasted salmon. So yummy!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  22. Susan Suacci says:

    I use Teriyaki marinade on grilled or broiled pork chops.

  23. I use Teriyaki sauce in chicken stir fry.

  24. My chicken and rice dish!

  25. I use it with chicken and rice and on kebobs.

  26. maria cantu says:

    I use it to marinade chicken.

  27. Elizabeth pergande says:

    I like to use terriyaki in rice with chicken and veggies

  28. Elizabeth pergande says:
  29. I’ve used it in my pot roast before. And Chinese food 🙂

  30. We like grilled veggies with teriyaki sauce marinated chicken.

  31. I often use teriyaki sauce as a marinade for chicken breasts, and I always use it in my stir-fries and fried rice. Sometimes I’ll add it to a ground turkey meatloaf for an unexpected flavor. It’s so good!

  32. I shared your recipe and the Kikkoman giveaway on Twitter:
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  33. I like to marinade chicken in teriyaki sauce and garlic, bake, then serve with rice and siracha! We like to eat it also with egg rolls sometimes. It is so good.

  34. I use teriyaki sauce in my spicy peanut sauce that I make from scratch to go with my deep fried tofu! YUM!

  35. I’ve used teriyaki sauce in stir-fry, and sometimes in a chicken and rice dish. Your meatballs look good!
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  36. Tabathia B says:

    I use it in stir fry recipes that have beef

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  38. I use teriyaki sauce in in stir fry beef recipes.

  39. Thomas Murphy says:

    I use it on chicken stir fry.

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  41. Erica Best says:

    I use it with stri fry but i would try it on meatball and chicken

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  43. Terry Stevens says:


  44. Terry Stevens says:

    I use teriyaki sauce in my chicken stir fry.

  45. Barbara Montag says:

    I always make chicken drummies with teriyaki sauce – oh yum!
    thank you

  46. Barbara Montag says:
  47. I love teriyaki chicken and rice!

  48. i use it in my chicken stir fry

  49. in chicken stir fry

  50. usually a chicken teriyaki recipe