Spinach and Turkey Meatballs

Spinach and Turkey Meatballs
Source: Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner . Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.
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Summary

Serve up these tender meatballs for a fun twist on Italian night! Serve over zucchini noodles for a lower carb dish.

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  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    20 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    4 meatballs
Budget Friendly Desserts Lunch Low Sodium Lower Carb Italian
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    4 meatballs
  • Amount per serving Calories 180

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 90mg
  • Sodium 140mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 8g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 19g
  • Potassium 320mg
  • Phosphorus 210mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 2 Lean protein, 1 Fat

Budget Friendly Desserts Lunch Low Sodium Lower Carb Italian
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • lean ground turkey
    1 lbs
  • egg
    1
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
    3 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • whole-wheat bread crumbs
    1/2 cup
  • dried basil
    2 tsp
  • fresh ground black pepper
    to taste
  • frozen chopped spinach (thawed and water squeezed out)
    10 oz
  • Nonstick cooking spray
    1
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Place all ingredients (except cooking spray) in a large mixing bowl and mix together thoroughly.

  3. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Roll meat mixture into 24 golf ball-sized meatballs (about 2 tbsp each) and place the balls evenly spaced on the baking pan. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

  4. Remove meatballs from the oven and serve hot. Enjoy with 3/4 cup whole wheat pasta and 1/3 cup of your favorite tomato sauce, if desired.

Reviews
  • Recommended

    These are so good and very easy to make! First time I made them, I forgot the parmesan, so they were a little bland, but the second time I made them as directed and they were really great over some zucchini noodles! The meatballs came out looking wonderful and I will definitely be making these again.