Turkey Quinoa Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Turkey Quinoa Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Turkey Quinoa Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tiffdance

Makes 6 servings



Meatballs made with ground turkey and quinoa served with pasta and red pasta sauce.

Recipe Ingredients for Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup grated zucchini
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 egg
1/2 lb spaghetti
13 oz pasta sauce

Recipe Directions for Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

  1. Preheat your oven to 500F, line a large baking sheet with foil then great with cooking spray; set aside. You could also use a broiler pan or some sort of rack that lets the meatballs cook while letting any fat drip away.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together meat, quinoa, onions, carrots, zucchini/chayote, tomato sauce, garlic, worcestershire, seasonings and egg until well combined. If you have them (and you really should!), wear a pair of latex gloves. Keeps your hands from getting all goopy. And yes, that is a technical term. And no, it?s not really about keeping your hands clean, it?s really about keeping the food safe, even if you?ve washed your hands you should use protection!

  3. Shape in to 12 meatballs and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Roast until cooked through and golden brown, about 20 minutes, turn over once about 15 minutes in so they brown evenly. These will be about raquet ball sized. You could do smaller ones and cut the cooking time down by about 5 minutes.

  4. Oh yea, make sure your meat is cold before mixing this up or the meat gets hard to deal with. If it does get too bad, toss it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes before trying to portion out the meatballs.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 227.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.5g
22%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
137mg
46%
Sodium
611mg
25%
Potassium
655mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
45.3g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.6g
14%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
30.3g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 6% Iron 25%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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