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Turkey and veggie meatballs

These quick, flavorful and healthy meatballs are the perfect lunch, dinner or even appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, dinner ideas, ground turkey, healthy dinner, healthy food, healthy meal ideas, healthy recipes, low calorie dinner, low calorie foods, lowfat dinners, lowfat foods, Quick dinner, quick meals, turkey and veggies, turkey meatballs
Servings: 4 people
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey I used extra lean
  • ½ cup bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt, variable. Depends on your taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper- optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    Saute bell peppers and onions in olive oil. To do this, heat your pan over medium heat. When it's heated, add olive oil and let this heat. Add the bell peppers and onions to pan. Let this cook for several minutes until the veggies have softened, stirring occasionally. Next add in minced garlic and spinach. Let this cook another 3-5 minutes. The remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    In separate bowl, add ground turkey, egg, almond flour, parmesan, seasoning, an cooled veggies. Mix well.
    Form into small balls, mine were about 2 tablespoons, I kept them consistent by using a portion scoop. Place them on a parchment lined baking dish.
    Bake about 7-10 minutes. They bake quickly. Careful not to over bake, they can dry out.
    You can eat them as is, like we did. Or you can serve them in a pita, with red sauce etc. They are versatile and delicious!
    Now, sit back and enjoy! you deserve it!