Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Meatballs

Zucchini Noodles with Turkey Meatballs
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Try this low carb, heart-healthy version of spaghetti and meatballs! Replacing spaghetti noodles with spiralized zucchini more less carbs, more fiber, and more servings of vegetables.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup zucchini noodles + 3 meatballs
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup zucchini noodles + 3 meatballs
  • Amount per serving Calories 400

  • Total Fat 20g
    • Saturated Fat 4.4g
    • Trans Fat 0.2g
  • Cholesterol 155mg
  • Sodium 420mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 11g
  • Protein 35g
  • Potassium 1320mg
  • Phosphorus 445mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 4 Lean protein, 2 1/2 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • lean ground turkey
    1 1/4 lbs
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • dried oregano
    1 tbsp
  • fresh Italian parsley (finely chopped)
    1/4 cup
  • dried minced onion
    1 tsp
  • eggs (slightly beaten )
  • almond flour
    3 tbsp
  • lower-sodium marinara sauce
    2 cup
  • medium zucchini


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

  2. Mix the turkey, garlic, oregano, parsley, dried onion, parmesan cheese, egg, and oatmeal in a bowl and mix well.

  3. Scoop the meat mixture into 12 meatballs and lay them on the baking sheet.

  4. Bake the meatballs for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

  5. While the meatballs are cooking, use a julienne peeler, a spiralizer, or mandolin set on the julienne setting and cut the zucchini into “noodles”. Place the noodles in a large microwave dish with a lid and microwave for 2 minutes.

  6. Heat the marinara sauce in a large sauce pan. Add the cooked meatballs to the hot sauce and pour over zucchini noodles.