These versatile meatballs can be served for lunch in a meatball sandwich or for dinner over pasta. If you're looking for an easy healthy dinner that's low in calories and carbs, try serving them over cooked, shredded spaghetti squash instead of pasta!

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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25 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the water and bulgur in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute (see Tip); do not drain. Cool slightly.

  • Stir egg, desired seasoning, salt and pepper into bulgur mixture. Add ground turkey (or beef); mix well. Shape into 24 meatballs. Place in a microwave-safe 2-quart square baking dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on High for 4 minutes, rearranging once; drain off liquid.

  • Pour undrained stewed tomatoes over meatballs. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on High for 1 to 3 minutes more or until meatballs are no longer pink in centers (165 degrees F). Sprinkle with basil, cilantro or green onion.


Tip: Low-wattage microwave ovens may require more time, while high-wattage microwave ovens may require less time.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving
244 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 14.1g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 5g; fat 10.9g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 142.5mg; vitamin a iu 543.8IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; folate 17.1mcg; calcium 52.6mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 41mg; potassium 561.8mg; sodium 604.1mg.

3 lean protein, 1/2 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable