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Turkey Quinoa Meatballs

These Quinoa Turkey Meatballs are a healthier take on your traditional meatball recipe!  With quinoa, spinach, ground turkey and garlic, these are healthy meatballs you can feel good about serving!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy, Quinoa
Keyword Turkey Quinoa Meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 182kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey I used lean 93%
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa any color will do
  • 1 yellow onion diced very small
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chopped spinach leaves I used baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoon gluten free tamari Sriracha sauce or other hot sauce that you love or Worcheshire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 and spray your baking pan with sides with baking spray. Set aside. In your stand mixer with the paddle attached, add all of the ingredients and mix until incorporated. 
  • Then form meatballs, rolling in between your hands and then lay out on your baking sheet. Repeat until you use all of the meat mixture. Bake for 35 minutes or a little more – until golden brown. Rotate them half way through the baking time

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg