Healthy Turkey Meatballs
These turkey meatballs are loaded with veggies and are a healthier twist to the Italian classic. Flavorful and simple, the entire family will request these weekly! This recipe is also a great way to sneak in veggies for that picky eater.
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- ¾ cup finely chopped white onions
- ½ cup finely chopped spinach (fresh) optional
- ¾ cup shredded zucchini
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 3 tbsp garlic cloves chopped
- ½ tbsp italian seasoning
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 egg
- ½ cup soup crackers *
- 1 tsp worchestershire sauce Optional!
- 1 tsp crushed red peppers
- 1 tsp smoked paprika *
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ⅓ cup marinara
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl mix: ground turkey or chicken, shredded zucchini (use a cheese grater to shred the zucchini), seasoning, parsley, onions, egg, garlic, crackers. Use your hands to mix best. Add in 2 tbsp of marinara and mix in well. Save the rest of the sauce.
add parchemnt paper to a cooking sheet or spray the sheet with a little oil. Make 1.5 inch balls with your hands evenly spaced on the sheet. Makes about 12 meatballs depending on size.
add a tsp of red sauce over each meatball. Place in the oven and cook for 18 - 20 minutes. Place on crusty bread with mozzarella for a meatball sub or serve over spaghetti noodles.
* Use gluten-free crackers, saltines or oats. Bread crumbs will also work.
*You can also use ground chicken or beef for this recipe.
Add in parmesan cheese if you are not dairy free!
*regular paprika will also work.
Sodium: 1061mg | Calcium: 47mg | Vitamin C: 11mg | Vitamin A: 821IU | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 599mg | Cholesterol: 103mg | Calories: 319kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 30g | Carbohydrates: 31g | Iron: 2mg