Meatball Kebabs

Meatball Kebabs
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Terry Doran.

These meatballs make a fun family meal. Or serve them on a platter as an appetizer the next time you are entertaining.

Find this recipe and more in The Diabetes Cookbook. To order dierctly from the American Diabetes Association, click here.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 kebabs
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 kebabs
  • Amount per serving Calories 200

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 310mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 7g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 22g
  • Potassium 520mg
  • Phosphorus 255mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 3 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • large egg whites or 1 cup egg substitute
  • grated parmesan cheese
    2 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • lean ground turkey
    20 oz
  • salt
    1/2 tsp
  • ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • bamboo skewers
  • grape or cherry tomatoes
  • cremini (baby bella) mushrooms (cut in half if needed to make 12 pieces)
    8 oz
  • onion(s) (quartered, then each quarter cut into thirds (12 onion pieces total))
    1 med
  • balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup
  • olive oil
    1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Combine the egg whites, parmesan cheese, garlic, turkey, salt, and pepper. Mix well, and form 24 meatballs. Refrigerate the meatballs for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Skewer 2 meatballs, 2 tomatoes, 1 piece of mushroom, and 1 piece of onion alternating on each skewer.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and olive oil.

  5. Place the kebabs on the baking sheet and brush the kebabs on alludes with the vinegar and olive oil mixture. Reserve the marinade.

  6. Bake the kebabs 10 minutes. Brush all sides with the marinade again and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. The meatballs should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.