Pesto Meatballs with Zoodles

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy alternative to a classic Italian favorite.



  • 1 lb minced turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)


  • 8 cups zucchini noodles
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. In a large bowl combine the turkey with the onions, garlic, egg, herbs, and lemon juice.
  3. Once it is mixed well, shape into round balls.
  4. Place into the oven for 20 minutes and bake until meatballs are fully cooked
  5. When there is about 5 minutes left, start on the zucchini noodles.
  6. Heat avocado oil in a medium pan over high heat.
  7. Use a paper towel to squeeze excess water excess water out of zucchini noodles.
  8. Add zucchini to the pan and toss for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Add the salt and garlic powder while tossing. Add in a 1 tablespoon of pesto sauce.
  10. Place zoodles into a bowl, top with meatballs and the remaining pesto sauce.
  11. Enjoy!


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