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 (www.britishturkey.co.uk)

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.