These delicious low carb turkey meatballs are full of flavor!
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I don’t often cook with turkey; I usually prefer chicken. But the other day I saw a special offer on ground turkey and I really fancied making some meatballs! The addition of ricotta and thyme works so well – try them!
Mix together the ground turkey, onion powder, ricotta, beaten egg, fresh or dried thyme and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Form the mixture into 20 meatballs and place on a baking tray lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Place in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through, turning over half way through cooking time.
Drain on paper towels and let cool – or add them to a sauce!
These meatballs are lovely and soft so you could serve them on skewers with a dipping sauce for an appetizer or party food idea. They are easy to transport for lunch on the go. Or as a main meal you could add them to a tomato marinara type sauce or, like I did, a simple sauce made from heavy cream and wholegrain mustard. I served the turkey meatballs over shirataki rice – and my whole meal was under 5g net carbs (and I even had TWO servings of meatballs as I was SUPER hungry!).
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- 1 lb ground turkey
- ½ cup ricotta
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp thyme leaves dried or fresh
- salt and black pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Form the mixture into 20 meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through, turning half way through the cooking time.
- Drain on kitchen paper towels.
1.5g net carbs per serving (5 meatballs)