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Family Staple Dinner
Turkey meatballs could not be an easier to get dinner on the table very quickly. I used to pull frozen meatballs from the freezer and dump them into a bucket of sauce that was even quicker…but NOT healthy.
Years ago I started making my own Turkey Meatballs (with traditional breadcrumbs) when I noticed the pre-made frozen balls were pumped with a bunch of fillers. My kids loved the homemade version and asked for them regularly.
I could always make a double batch and freeze half for later, too.
When I switched over to keto low carb lifestyle several years ago this Turkey Meatballs recipe got a simple make over just swapping almond flour for the breadcrumbs.
NO ONE EVEN NOTICED!
When I have a little extra time I like to double this recipe. I cook all the meatballs and serve the leftovers the next night for dinner
Sometimes I even freeze half of the cooked Turkey Meatballs for a meal later in the month. It’s so easy to pull frozen PRE-COOKED balls right from the freezer.
I toss the frozen balls with a jar of Rao’s Marinara Sauce right into a large skillet and let that simmer on lower for 20-30 minutes.
Store your leftover Turkey Meatballs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze the balls in the sauce for up to a month.
- Place large iron skillet over medium low heat and drizzle in 1-2 tbsp olive oil.
- Grate your onion and chop the parsley.
- In a large clean bowl add together all the ingredients reserving 1/2 the salt and 1 tbsp of olive oil for assembly and cooking.
- Mash together all ingredients in the bowl with a fork, a meat masher or your clean hands.
- Scoop out large tablespoonfuls of your turkey mixture on to a tray. I use a small ice cream scooper for ease, speed and consistency of meatball size.
- Once your turkey meat mixture has been portioned out set next to your heating skillet. Turn your skillet up slightly to medium or medium high.
- Wash and dry your hands. Drizzle the remaining olive oil on your hands and rub them together. Take a single portion of the meat and roll it in between your oiled palms. Place raw meatball in your heated skillet.
- Working swiftly continue to roll your meat portions and place them in the skillet until you have rolled all the portions out and placed all in the large skillet. If using a smaller skillet you will have to work in batches.
- Sprinkle remaining salt over the balls as they are cooking. Cook for about 5 minutes and then start to turn and rotate your meatballs to brown all sides.
- Total cook time should be about 15-20 minutes. Internal temperature should read 165*
- Optional…pour your favorite Marinara sauce over the meatballs and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
- Serve alone, over roasted spaghetti squash or with any other low carb keto friendly sauce you like.
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My secret to lasting weight loss
Maintaining my weight loss, and quite frankly staying healthy, has always been the main driver for this website. Making meals like these Keto Turkey Meatballs is really my trick.
Sorry, it’s that simple for me…I meal prep and almost always cook at home.
I wrote a few articles about this and will write more. Everyone needs to know that cooking at home is one of my major keys to success.
Every meal does not have to be epic.
When I am prepared I have a much better chance at success and maintaining my best health.
- The Diet That Changed My Life
- My 80 – 20 Rule
- Re-Thinking Healthy Food
- Life with a Keto Mom
- My Favorite Low Carb & Keto Resources