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Turkey Veggie Meatballs with Pesto Zucchini “Noodles”

If you want my advice to try a new dish that has no description other than that it's excellent, you should seek the turkey veggie meatballs with pesto zucchini “noodles."

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs, noodles, pesto, turkey, veggie, zucchini
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 294kcal

Ingredients

  • - Turkey Veggie Meatballs
  • 1 cup zucchini chopped (about 1 zucchini)
  • 1 cup carrots chopped (about 2 medium carrots)
  • ½ cup parsley coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound boneless skinless turkey breasts
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder optional
  • - Paleo Spinach Pesto
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chicken Veggie Meatballs Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a food processor, pulse together the zucchini, carrots, parsley and garlic.
  • Add almond flour, egg, chicken and pulse.
  • Then add salt, pepper and chili powder and process until thoroughly combined.
  • Drop tablespoon size balls of the chicken mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 23 to 28 minutes.
  • Paleo Spinach Pesto Instructions:
  • In a food processor, add spinach, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Turn food processor on and add olive oil while processing. Pulse until blended thoroughly. If you need to add more olive oil add 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Zucchini Noodles Instructions:
  • 1 to 2 large zucchini’s
  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cut zucchini with a mandoline into “noodles”.
  • In a skillet heat 1 tablespoons coconut oil, sauté zucchini with minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste until soft or resembles noodles. Toss noodles with spinach pesto and heat for about 1 minutes.

Notes

To serve: Add zucchini noodles to plate and top with meatballs. Enjoy!