Grain-Free Turkey Meatballs & Spaghetti Squash

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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 Egg
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black pepper


1. For 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 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 tsp 1/2 salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.

2. Eat with your favourite sauce OR sauté a bit in a pan with olive oil and butter, some garlic then top with parmesan. (You can also do this in a slow cooker.)

3. For Meatballs::

  • Combine remaining ingredients. Mix really well - using your hands.
  • Form several 2-inch balls and placed on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven at 400°F for 15 - 20 minutes. When browned remove from the oven.

4. As you are heating up the sauce add meatballs to warm them up and merge flavours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 263
Calories from fat 93
Calories from saturated fat 21.7
Total Fat 10.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Sodium 517 mg
Potassium 627 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Protein 18.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 6.0

Energy sources



Pressed for time? - buy ready spiralized spaghetti squash, sold at most local grocery stores in the vegetable section!


is a power-packed veggie, rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and folate


is an excellent source of protein rich in potassium and zinc

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