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Turkey Quinoa Spinach Meatballs

Turkey quinoa and spinach meatballs are a flavorful, protein packed meal. Made with ground turkey, quinoa and spinach, they are great with pasta, spaghetti squash or as an appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey meatballs, meatballs, turkey quinoa meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place a rack on baking sheet and coat with non-stick cooking spray. (You can also place directly on greased baking sheet or on foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, cooked quinoa, onion, seasoning, soy sauce, garlic and egg.
  • Mix until well combined. Form mixture into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Notes

  • I love using my rice cooker to cook quinoa. 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups liquid. I usually use water or chicken broth for a little added flavor.
  • Be careful not to over mix ingredients. This will result in tougher meatballs.
  • Make sure to squeeze all of the extra liquid out of cooked frozen spinach.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31.9% | Vitamin C: 2.6% | Calcium: 4.7% | Iron: 10.2%