Meal Monday: Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Turkey Spinach Meatballs Recipe

My family is always asking me about making meatballs and I typically go and cheat by buying frozen ones out of the store.  Well NOT TODAY.  I decided it was way too easy to simply make them from scratch and boy was I right.

These meatballs are moist, delicious, filling and full of vegetables.  The kids gobbled it up when they normally would not touch spinach so I consider this a big win.

If you make this please take a pic and tag me on Instagram @FemmeFitaleFitClub with hashtag #FemmeFitaleFitClub.

This recipe is a guide – feel free to get creative and add ingredients you and your family enjoy eating.  I am sure they will turn out great.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground turkey (organic)
  • 1 cup frozen spinach defrosted and drained (I squeezed out excess water)
  • 1/2 cup curly parsley
  • 1/2 onion sauteed in olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic sauteed in olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • italian seasoning
  • red pepper flakes to taste
Raw Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Raw Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Cook the onions and garlic in olive oil on stove top and let cool.  Then added all ingredients to the bowl and use hands to blend and form into meatballs.  used my hands to blend and form into balls.  Place on greased cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.  Put in oven and let cook for 30 minutes.

Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Serve with homemade spaghetti sauce served over whole wheat pasta, rigatoni or alone.  

Bon Appetite.

Cooked Turkey Spinach Meatballs

 

Makes about 9 to 12 meatballs depending on size.

Do you make your own meatballs or do you buy them from the store?

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15 Replies to "Meal Monday: Turkey Spinach Meatballs"

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    Kimberly G
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    September 14, 2015 (7:17 am)

    Tnhese look great! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

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    Deborah
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    September 14, 2015 (8:26 am)

    hmm wonder if I could sneak some spinach into my kids meat balls?

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    Pragati // Simple Medicine
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    September 14, 2015 (8:36 am)

    I bet my hubby would love these! I love the addition of spinach – gotta get those greens in there 😛

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    Julie
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    September 14, 2015 (8:59 am)

    These look so much healthier! My hubby would love them!

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      Diatta
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      September 14, 2015 (9:32 am)

      Julie they are really good!

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    Annmarie
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    September 14, 2015 (9:15 am)

    LOVE turkey meatballs! These look really good!!!

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    Liz
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    September 14, 2015 (11:10 am)

    These look great!! Love turkey meatballs.. such a great source of lean protein 🙂

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    GiGi Eats
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    September 14, 2015 (9:46 pm)

    I am totally about these, minus the bread crumbs! In fact, I believe Gwyneth Paltrow has a version of these balls (she calls them burgers) that I cooked up a while back and I have to say, it’s probably my favorite recipe I’ve ever made!!

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      Diatta
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      September 14, 2015 (9:50 pm)

      Oh you can definitely skip the breadcrumbs. It’s delicious either way. Get creative.

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    CARLA September 15, 2015 (5:30 am)

    (whispers) buy.
    and I have no idea why! we used to make em all the time!

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    Carla June 6, 2016 (7:47 am)

    You are brilliant with the spinach.
    I make the turkey meatballs. I make spinach separately. I’m a do this 🙂
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    Linz
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    June 6, 2016 (10:36 am)

    i always buy trader joe’s turkey meatballs, but these would probably be way healthier and i could probably store them in the freezer!
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