Easy Cheesy Italian Turkey Meatballs

Italian Turkey Meatballs

An easy (and cheesy) way to satisfy your Italian food cravings in the healthiest way. These juicy meatballs are packed with protein and make a perfect weeknight comfort meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey organic
  • 1/3 cup raw Gruyere cheese grated
  • 1 handful fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 whole egg pasture-raised
  • 2 tbsp plant-based yogurt plain flavored, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add ground turkey, egg, cheese, parsley, yogurt, and dried seasonings.
  • Using your hands, combine all ingredients until evenly incorporated.
  • Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of the meatball mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet. Gently even out and round to form meatball shape.
  • Continue forming meatballs with the remaining mixture, leaving about an inch of space between meatballs.
  • Bake meatballs in oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove meatballs from oven and simmer in your favorite marinara sauce to finish.
  • Serve over a green salad or on top of a grain-free pasta!

Notes

I like to use So Delicious unsweetened, unflavored coconut yogurt for this recipe. It doesn't give off a coconut flavor and adds the perfect amount of moisture to keep the meatballs juice.
Choose a raw, unpasteurized cheese to reap the full nutritional benefits when eating dairy. Raw products are activated with gut-boosting bacteria that are easier to digest as opposed to processed, gut-irritating pasteurized dairy. Simply ask your local cheese monger to help you find a raw cheese option, and you'll be surprised how much there is to choose from!
Keyword gluten free, grain free, ground turkey, keto friendly, lean protein, low carb, meatballs

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