Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

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Prep Time

25mins

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Time to Table

35mins

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Serves

4

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound Italian seasoned ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound Italian seasoned ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

Directions

  1. Using a spiral slicer, mandoline or vegetable peeler, cut the zucchini into long thin strands or strips (about 4 cups). Set aside.
  2. Combine the turkey, cottage cheese, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Place a 12-inch sheet of foil on a surface; lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray. Gently press the meatloaf mixture into an 8-inch square on the foil. Cut the meat into 20 servings and shape into 1 1/2-inch round meatballs.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs, brown 4 to 5 minutes, turning frequently and adjusting the heat as necessary to lightly brown on all sides. Add the marinara sauce; cover and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until the meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in the center. Keep warm.
  5. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini noodles. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, gently stirring frequently.
  6. Top the zoodles with the meatballs and sauce.
  • Calories:496
  • Cholesterol:134
  • Dietary Fiber:7
  • Protein:35
  • Sodium:1275
  • Total Carbohydrate:36
  • Total Fat:24

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