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. Source: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.)

Tips

Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, place 6 meatballs in an airtight container; refrigerate for use in the Turkey Meatball Pita Sandwich (see Associated Recipes).

Nutrition Facts

467 calories; 16.1 g total fat; 111 mg cholesterol; 622 mg sodium. 49.2 g carbohydrates; 36.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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