Can I just say for a minute that you guys are CRUSHING IT! Tons of you are Whole30ing this month or just trying to cook healthy meals at home and that is amazing. I am a fan of January resolutions but as you might know by now – I am pregnant and loving/ needing all the carbs! So although I am not doing a Whole30 I am making an effort to get back in the kitchen after a rough first trimester filled with lots of takeout. So of course we are sticking to recipes we know and love best. This turkey meatball recipe has been on repeat in our house for years, and I have never shared the recipe – shame on me! I call them “Matt’s Famous Italian Turkey Meatballs” because usually Matt (the hubs) is the one making these.
A long time he wanted meatballs during our first Whole30 so I said okay can you make them? I just told him to use some almond flour and egg and whatever seasonings he wanted. That night we had the best meatballs EVER and I tasked him with making them every time we wanted meatballs. Now he takes great pride in his epic recipe and I managed to get him to share his secrets with us! It is super simple and utilizes that spice rack beautifully. Not too much, not too little, just enough flavor without being complicated. I think these are going to become a usual rotation in your kitchen very soon! I usually serve them with just some roasted veggies but they are also great on spiralized zucchini or sweet potatoes! And of course always top with a good marinara sauce too!
The most simple and best meal we have!
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Matt’s Famous Italian Turkey Meatballs
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground fennel
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Marinara sauce!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix together with your clean hands so all of the ingredients get combined completely evenly. Try not to overmix too much.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Scoop meat into balls until you form around 16-18 balls. Space them out evenly so they aren’t touching each other.
- Place the pan in the oven for 16 minutes.
- Remove and enjoy with some marinara sauce and roasted veggies!