Healthy Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Whip up a batch of Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs With Spaghetti Squash as an easy healthy low carb dinner or for your next meal prep. The turkey meatballs and packed with protein and full of flavor. The jalapenos add a little extra kick. If you’re not in the mood for spicy, leave them out, and you will still have Whole30, gluten-free, and dairy-free meatballs that taste just as good as your favorite Italian restaurant.  

How do I make Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs? 

Making Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs is easy and does not take very long. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, spices, egg, almond flour, and grade jalapenos. I used a cheese grater to grate the jalapenos. I have found that by grating the jalapenos, they’re the perfect size for the meatballs. If you do not have a cheese grater, you can cut the jalapenos into small pieces. Once you have all of the ingredients in the bowl, combine them using your hands, allowing the ingredients to blend evenly together. Roll the mixture into small balls and bake for 25 minutes on 375°F

Visual Steps: combine, bake, plate! 

Being a third-grade teacher, I am a visual learning and so are a lot of third graders! Here are the visual steps to making Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs!

Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
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How do I make Spaghetti Squash? 

Spaghetti squash is a super easy low carb substitute to pasta.  Begin by cutting the spaghetti squash in half with a sharp knife. If it is too challenging, microwave the squash for a minute. Carefully remove it from the microwave and try to up in half again if it is still too hard to cut microwave it again for another minute. Remove the seeds and rub them with olive oil. After that, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place face down on a baking sheet. Bake for an hour on 375 °F.  Once they are finished baking, use a fort and pull apart the insides into a bowl. Top with your favorite meatballs or pasta toppings. 

How to store Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash and How to Reheat:

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for four days. Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs With Spaghetti Squash is an excellent lunch for pack for school or work and easy to reheat. To reheat, place in the microwave and heat for a minute and a half. 

 

Healthy Jalapeno Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Author: Devon Walker

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4  jalapenos
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tbsp basil
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

How to cook the Spaghetti Squash:

  • Preheat the oven to 375-degree Fahrenheit
  • First, prepare the spaghetti squash by cutting it in half longwise with a sharp knife. If it is too hard to cut, place it in the microwave to soften for a minute.
  • Using a spoon, scoop the seeds out of the spaghetti squash the throw away the seeds.
  • Spray the baking sheet with olive oil and lightly season the spaghetti squash with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Then place the spaghetti squash face down on the baking sheet.
  • Begin baking the spaghetti squash while you prepare the meatballs — Bake for an hour on 375-degrees Fahrenheit.

Healthy Turkey Jalapeno Meatballs:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg, almond flour, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and finely chopped or grated jalapenos.
  • Using your hands, kneed all the ingredients together.
  • Put a little olive oil on your hands and begin to form balls (about an inch wide). Place the meatballs on the same baking sheet the squash is on.
  • Bake meatballs for 25 minutes on 375°F.
  • When the squash is ready, use a fort to peel it the spaghetti squash from the skin.
  • Enjoy your meatballs and spaghetti squash with your favorite pasta sauce.