A new household favorite – even for my husband who HATES turkey! I wish I could take credit for these flavorful and delicious meatballs, but this recipe is from the 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition guide! They are DELICIOUS and far-exceeded my expectations.
I serve the 21 Day Fix Extreme Turkey Meatballs over spaghetti squash and veggies for myself — sometimes I add a little hot sauce to give them a kick when I am craving something spicy — and I top it with Feta (of course!) I DO make some pasta for my boys and they eat it all right up! I had never made my own meatballs before and I am not sure I could ever go back to buying the frozen meatballs that you could just dump on a pan! There is something about knowing EXACTLY what is going into your food that offers comfort and these are just SO FRESH!!! I KNOW they are good for us and 21 Day Fix Extreme Approved for me! These were recently added to the ‘Top 10 List’ at our house.
- 20 oz 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup quick oats
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 T fresh parsley chopped
- 2 T tomato sauce, no sugar added
- 1 Large Spaghetti Squash
- Preheat oven to 400
- Cover a large pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In large bowl, combine all ingredients by hand and mix well.
- Roll into 30 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.
- I serve this over spaghetti squash and seasoned stirfry veggies and top it with Feta cheese.
- 1 red, 1/2 yellow for 5 meatballs
I am not a big fan of Turkey, but i must admit these where the best meatballs I have had! Fresh, healthy and full of flavor.
You don’t put the spaghetti squash that is listed in the ingredients in the actual meatballs though right?
Hi Tawnya – I serve the meatballs over the spaghetti squash. You are correct, the spaghetti squash is not used in the meatballs. 🙂
But the tomato sauce does go in, correct?
Hi Taryn! Yes – Mix the Tomato sauce in with the meat and the rest of the ingredients. I accidentally forgot it once – they were still good, just not nearly AS good! 🙂
Would the cheese and spaghetti squash be in addition to the container counts given?
Hi Jennifer! Yes, they are in addition (I am going to make note of that on the recipe to avoid confusion!) The counts are just for the meatballs. The cheese would be a blue and the spaghetti squash would be green. 🙂 Enjoy! Angela
Approximately how many meatballs does this recipie make?
Hi Laura! This recipe should make approximately 30 meatballs. 5 per serving! 🙂 If you make less (because they are larger) just adjust the serving size. 🙂
I made these last week and am OBSESSED. They are so juicy and flavorful.. I was kind of surprised! Definitely making these again.
They are fantastic! It is the recipe from the Extreme book – but they are our fave and I couldn’t believe I was actually watching our kids shove them into their mouths! haha!! 🙂 A winner for sure!
Oh no! Can you substitute old fashioned oats instead of quick oats? I sure hope so because I already poured them in! :-p
I would think so! 🙂 How did they turn out? 🙂
Brittany: I’m about to try old fashioned oats also since that’s all I have…how did yours turn out?
has anyone tried freezing these?
You can absolutely freeze these! 🙂
Is the 1/2 yellow from the oats??
Hi Mel! Yes, from the oats! 🙂
Do I make the quick oats first or do I add them dry?
Hi Alex – add them dry! 🙂
they are HORRIBLE im sorry to admit it but i hate these they are dry and bad! sorry
So sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy them! I have never noticed them being dry, but I do understand we all have different tastes. 🙂
How did you make the spaghetti squash?
I cut it in half, scrape out the seeds and pulp and either microwave it, face down, for about 12 minutes with a little water in a dish OR drizzle with olive oil and roast in the oven for about 40 minutes – face up.
How do you prepare your stir fry veggies? Also, how do you get the meatballs to not stick to your hands? Maybe because it is so lean I get covered! Otherwise I love the meatballs!!
I get a bag of stir fry frozen veggies (or two bags) and saute them in a LITTLE EVOO, with some spices – depends on how I am feeling – chili powder, oregano, ginger, some garlic. 🙂
Happy you like the meatballs – yes – hazard of making those for sure!
Hi! Could I make these the night before I’m going to bake them? It would save time during the work week to just be able to pop them into the oven! 😀
Oh yes! They are still very good the next day!
I’m obsessed with these! Thank you for a simple, quick & delicious recipe! ❤️