Spicy Turkey Meatballs - Healthy Meal Recipes Under 500 Calories

By Everybody Sport February 11, 2016

Turkey meatballs

with courgette spaghetti

Ingredients for the meatballs:

400g turkey mince (2% fat)

2tbs ground almonds

1/2 onion processed to a paste in a blender or chopped very finely

1tsp chili powder

2tsp paprika

1 clove garlic

1tbs chopped fresh basil (use dried if needed)

Ingredients for the spaghetti:

3 courgettes

1/2 onion

1 tin of tomatoes

1tbs tomato paste

1tbs red wine vinegar

1 cube of vegetable stock in a small cup of water

2tbs chopped fresh basil

1tsp chili flakes

1 clove garlic

oil spray



Turn your oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 5. Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in one bowl using your hands to ensure it’s mixed well. Line a baking tray with parchment, then take 1 heaped table spoon of the mixture and roll between your palms into a solid ball. Place this onto the baking tray and complete until you have used all the mixture.

If you have a spiralizer chop the courgettes in half and use the noodle plate to create your spaghetti, if not don’t worry just use a vegetable peeler to make ribbon pasta with the whole courgettes right up until you reach the pips in the center. Set your pasta to one side.

Chop the onion finely and brown off in a pan with a couple sprays of cooking oil. Add the garlic to the browned onions a cook for 1-2 minutes. Then throw in the tinned tomatoes, stock, tomato paste, 1 sweetener and chili flakes, allow to simmer for 10/15 minutes or until the consistency is nice as thick. Season to taste then throw in your cooked meatballs and coat with sauce, then put the courgettes on top of the mix to steam for 3 minuets and stir in for another 2.

Heap into two bowls (or plates) and enjoy!

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