Zoodles with Turkey Meatballs
Was craving a guilt free zucchini pasta with turkey meatballs for dinner tonight, so why not share with all of you. I also had these ingredients in my fridge so I didn’t need a supermarket run at all. I, in no way, consider myself a chef but I am learning to make new healthier recipes and tweak them to my own liking. This particular recipe I found on Pinterest 🙂 There are many ways you can season and cook but this is one that I love.
1 LB of ground turkey
3 medium zucchinis (shredded, spiral)
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of Salt
black pepper (to liking)
3/4 cup of breadcrumbs
- I first started shredding the zucchini’s into spaghetti form using a vegetable spiral slicer. I then set it aside in a bowl.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of olive oil into a medium pan and heat up (medium/high temperature).
- I went and combined all the ingredients into a bowl and used my hands to mix. Once mixed, I formed the ground turkey into small balls, about 1 teaspoon. You can make them larger or smaller, depending on your liking. I then added all the turkey meatballs (made a total of about 20) into the pan. I consistently turned them once they were golden brown.
- After the turkey meatballs were done, I took them out and pat dried out any excess oil then placed in a different pan once again. (I hate excess oil, which is why I used a different pan but you can wash/reuse the same one, if you like). Next, on low/medium heat, I poured 1/4 cup of a no salt pasta sauce (use any you wish), over the turkey meatballs.
- Finally, I added my shredded zoodles, mixed well, and poured a bit more of the pasta sauce.
I LOVE pasta sauce but didn’t use the whole can because this pregnancy has given me the WORST acid reflux. But a little won’t hurt. If you wish to make this healthier, eliminate the breadcrumbs, but I chose to indulge a bit tonight. Let’s just hope I can keep it down, Hyperemesis Gravidarum sucks.
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