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Skinny Italian Spinach Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Skinny Italian spinach meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Skinny Italian spinach meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by drgnlvr86

Makes 1 serving



Servings: 6 ? Serving Size: 5 meatballs

Recipe Ingredients for Skinny Italian spinach meatballs

1 serving Skinny Italian Spinach Meatballs

Recipe Directions for Skinny Italian spinach meatballs

  1. 1 lb 93% lean ground beef

  2. 1 tbsp olive oil

  3. 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of all liquid

  4. 2 slices whole wheat Weight Watchers bread (or any half point bread)

  5. 1 large egg

  6. 1 clove garlic, minced

  7. 2 tbsp fresh parsley

  8. 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese (or your favorite Parmesan Cheese)

  9. salt and pepper

  10. Wet bread with water then mash up with your hands. Add to large bowl and combine with chopped beef, chopped spinach, egg, garlic, parsley, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients well until thoroughly combined. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, measure meat, then divide in two so that each meatball is 1/8th of a cup. Roll into little meatballs.

  11. In a large pot, add olive oil and heat on medium. When hot add smashed garlic. When garlic is golden brown, add tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper and cover, reduce heat to low.

  12. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil on low heat. When oil is hot add as many meatballs that will fit, cook on low, turning often so that all side get browned. Cook until the centers are cooked through. When finished, place on a dish lined with paper towels to blot any excess oil. Drop meatballs into sauce and continue cooking the remaining meatballs, repeating the process. When all meatballs are in the sauce, simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes. Discard onion and serve.

Categories

Beef, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Appetizers, Main Dish, Side Dish, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
258
Calories from Fat
99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.0g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Sodium
569mg
24%
Potassium
31mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
15.6g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
22.4g
Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 0% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
70% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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