Published On: Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Turkey meatballs

Looking for a healthy, tasty dinner that doesn’t break the bank? This turkey meatballs recipe, which served with spiralized courgettes (courgetti) and a delicious tomato sauce is the perfect cost-effective meal. Turkey is really lean and affordable, while the courgetti is the perfect gluten and grain free pasta.

Turkey meatballs

Turkey meatballs

By Madeleine Shaw for British Turkey (

Serves 4 | Prep 15 mins | Cook 25 mins | Calories 508 (per serving)



For the meatballs:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 800g (1lb 11oz)British turkey breast mince
  • 1 onion, peeled, finely diced
  • 1 small red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, minced
  • a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

For the sauce:

  • 1 onion, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 x 400ml (14fl oz) tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Place all the meatball ingredients in a medium bowl and mix everything together. Roll into 4cm (1½in) balls.
  2. For the sauce, fry the onion in a little coconut oil and salt. After 5 minutes, add the rest of the ingredients and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  3. Place the meatballs on a roasting tray, evenly spaced, and pour over the sauce. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy with a side of your favourite vegetables or courgetti.
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