Grain-Free Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti Squash

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 6
Grain-Free Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti Squash
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1 squash Spaghetti squash
454 gm Ground turkey, lean
1/4 cup Almond flour/meal, Bob's Red Mill (or 2-3 tbsp coconut flour)
1 1/4 cup Parsley, fresh (minced very finely)
1 small White onion (minced)
1 medium Egg
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper
2 cup Marinara sauce, low sodium


  1. Prepare Spaghetti Squash: 
    • Cut squash in two.
    • Scoop out seeds with an ice cream scoop.
    • Place cut-side down in a glass baking tray.
    • Pour 1/2-inch of water into the tray.
    • Bake 400°F until soft (depending on size) - anywhere from 30 - 60 minutes.
    • Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes.
    • Using a fork, shred the inside of the squash until it resembles spaghetti.
    • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper
  2. For Meatballs:
    • Combine the ground turkey, almond flour, parsley, onion, egg, garlic, and salt and pepper. in a medium bowl. Mix really well using your hands.
    • Form several 2-inch balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    • Bake in the oven at 400°F for 15 - 20 minutes. When browned remove from the oven.
  3. Heat up the marinara sauce in a saucepan on medium heat and add meatballs to warm them up and merge flavors. Serve on top of spaghetti squash.


Save time 

  • Buy ready spiralized butternut squash, sold at most local grocery stores in the vegetable section!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 320
Calories from fat 140
Calories from saturated fat 31
Total Fat 15.5 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 92 mg
Sodium 527 mg
Potassium 841 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.8 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Sugars 5.1 g
Protein 18.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 6.6

Energy sources


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