Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs
A lighter, healthier (but equally tasty) alternative to an old favorite.
Recipe type: Entree
Zucchini Noodles
  • 5-6 large zucchinis
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt/pepper
Skinny Meatballs
  • 1 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium bell peppers (I used green and yellow)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ΒΌ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup gluten free Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Salt/pepper
  • 1 24 oz jar of pasta sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stick your bell peppers in a food processor and pulse until they are minced. Drain of liquid and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, beat your eggs.
  4. Add your Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Stir until mixture is thick and sticky.
  5. Add your minced bell peppers to the bowl, along with the ground turkey.
  6. Season mixture with salt to taste.
  7. Using your hands, mix everything until all ingredients are well-incorporated.
  8. Roll the mixture into meatballs (I used a 1 tbsp cookie scoop and got about 50) and place on a greased baking sheet. (NOTE - your meat mixture will be a little wetter than usual, so you won't have perfectly formed balls that hold up on their you can see my pictures, they are like fat little mounds with a slightly flat bottom. Also, these meatballs will stick and brown on the bottom as they bake, so don't panic).
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove meatballs from the baking sheet and set aside.
  11. To make your zucchini noodles, slice off the ends of your zucchini and cut each in half crosswise. Run the cut zucchini through the spiralizer on the thin noodle setting, cutting the noodles every 12-15 inches.
  12. Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the spiralized zucchini noodles and cook until just soft and slightly translucent. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  13. Pour your pasta sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  14. Add the meatballs, stir gently and cover. Let the mixture simmer until the sauce is hot throughout.
  15. Portion out some zucchini noodles onto a plate and spoon some sauce on top of the noodles.
  16. Top with meatballs and some grated cheese (optional).
  17. Serve immediately!
  18. Enjoy
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