Quick Turkey Kofta Kebabs with Spanish Smoked Paprika

Best things happen by chance and this recipe is a proof!

I was planning to post nice Spanish recipe for well known travel company but unexpectedly they have changed their mind, after I have purchased some of the ingredients and props for the post already, because I did not want to agree on “follow” link in the article which is against Google guidelines.

The proper Spanish recipe is still coming, when I have a bit more time to prepare it… in meantime fusion cuisine – very quick but also very yummy turkey mince kebabs with addition of divine smelling Spanish smoked paprika.


  • 800 g turkey mince
  • ½ tbs Spanish bitter-sweet smoked paprika powder / pimentón de la vera agridulce
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 5 – 6 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 1 tbs dried basil
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ tbs sea salt

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  • bamboo skewers
  • baking tray


  1. Soak skewers in the water for at least 15 – 20 minutes or longer.
  2. In meantime  combine all of ingredients for the kebabs.
  3. Take heaped tablespoon (or two) of the mixture at the time and stick around the skewer.
  4. Place across the baking tray.
  5. Bake in the oven preheated to 200°C (392°F) for about 40 minutes turning occasionally
  6. Enjoy with some bread or mashed potatoes and green salad on a side.

Makes about 10 long or 20 short kebabs, serves 5 – 10 people.


If you don’t have breadcrumbs on hand use sliced bread instead, mixing will take a bit longer but the kebabs will taste the same delicious.

If you are looking for more healthy mince recipes you may like Oven Baked Turkey BurgersTurkey Moussaka or Turkey Meatloaf with Mixed Bell Peppers I often make in our house. You could also head to Camilla’s of Fab Food 4 All to try her Brazilian Turkey Burgers with Bacon & Pineapple.

Your thoughts…

  1. Love these turkey kebabs Margot, I buy minced turkey every week now so I must give these a go! The photographs are superb too:-)

  2. Sorry forgot to say thank you for linking to my post and also so sorry that you were mucked about by a brand. We all have to stand firm on not publishing follow links as the damage they do to our reputations and those of the brands are not worth risking your hard work for. Well done for standing your ground Margot:-)

  3. Thanks Camilla! :) I will definitely not work with brands trying to buy “follow” links or asking not to disclose commissioned articles.

    About the photo – this was a very quick one, holding skewers in one hand and camera in other, greyish black paper in the background…

  4. These look fabulous – and am bookmarking them. Perfect for making a batch and freezing – and so healthy too! yum

  5. These look great Margot. Nice and easy for a week night dinner. I know someone who would love these…!

  6. Beautiful mouthwatering photos of a mouthwatering recipe! These sound so simple to make; I will have to give them a go!

  7. Koftas are so good, I love making them but haven’t tried them with turkey and your Spanish influences sound like a great idea!

  8. I’m cooking with smoked paprika a lot lately, I love it and this is a great simple recipe to showcase the flavour.

  9. Lovely pic and the herbs and spices sound perfect.

  10. I never have Turkey Kofta Kebabs before, they look so temptive for a nice snack :)

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