For this healthy turkey meatball recipe, lean ground turkey is mixed with fresh mushrooms, oats, garlic, spices and a little Parmesan cheese for a meatball that's moist, delicious and has more fiber and less saturated fat than a traditional beef and pork version. Serve these tasty meatballs over whole-grain pasta with fresh tomato sauce for a satisfying take on spaghetti and meatballs, and save the leftovers to stuff into sandwiches.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil; coat the foil with cooking spray.

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  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and all of the liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the mushrooms to a food processor; process until finely chopped.

  • Combine egg, oats, Parmesan, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the mushrooms and turkey; mix well. On a cutting board, pat the meat mixture into a rectangle and cut into 30 squares. Roll each square into a ball and place the balls 1/2 inch apart in the prepared pan. Bake until the meatballs are no longer pink and their internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Divide the linguine and sauce between 4 plates or shallow bowls. Top each serving with 6 meatballs. (Reserve the remaining meatballs for another meal; see Note.)

Nutrition Facts

467 calories; protein 36.3g 73% DV; carbohydrates 49.2g 16% DV; dietary fiber 7.6g 31% DV; sugars 8.8g; fat 16.1g 25% DV; saturated fat 4.7g 23% DV; cholesterol 111mg 37% DV; vitamin a iu 2245.3IU 45% DV; vitamin c 61mg 102% DV; folate 76.1mcg 19% DV; calcium 131.9mg 13% DV; iron 5.1mg 28% DV; magnesium 83.5mg 30% DV; potassium 907mg 25% DV; sodium 622.5mg 25% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 29% DV.

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07/07/2019
Really delicious!! Even my picky eater loved it! Read More