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 dlduncan12

Makes 6 servings



ACCORDING TO RECIPE: Serving Size: 5 meatballs w 4.5 oz sauce ? Old Points: 4 ? Points+: 5 pts Calories: 211.2 ? Fat: 9.8 g ? Protein: 17.4 g ? Carb: 14.3 g ? Fiber: 4.2 g Adding spinach to your meatballs adds volume and fiber, so you can eat the same amount of meatballs with fewer calories, and it's a great way to sneak veggies into your picky kid's meal. NOTE: THE SODIUM IN A 28 OZ. CAN OF HUNT'S CRUSHED TOMATOES IS APP. 1610 AND NOT THE 2300+ THAT IS SHOWING. IT IS A TYPO.

Recipe Ingredients for Skinny Italian Spinach Meatballs

1 lb 95% lean ground beef
1 tbsp olive oil
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of all liquid
2 slices whole wheat bread (slice)
1 large egg
3 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh parsley
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 salt and pepper
1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, smashed
28 oz. can hunt's crushed tomatoes
1/2 onion (don't chop)
1 salt and pepper

Recipe Directions for Skinny Italian Spinach Meatballs

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 297.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.5g
19%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.2g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
625mg
26%
Potassium
1178mg
34%
Total Carbohydrates
17.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
7.1g
Protein
31.6g
Vitamin A 102% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 17% Iron 32%
* 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
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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