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Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme

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These low carb turkey meatballs are made with ground turkey, ricotta and thyme, then served in a delicious tomato cream sauce!Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme, served in a tomato cream sauce. Keto and gluten free recipe.

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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!

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How to Make Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme

Mix together the ground turkey, onion powder, ricotta, beaten egg, fresh or dried thyme, garlic paste, salt and pepper in a large bowl. You can prepare the meatballs in advance if it is more convenient for you to do so!Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme, served in a tomato cream sauce. Keto and gluten free recipe.

 

Form the mixture into 20 meatballs and place on a baking tray lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme, served in a tomato cream sauce. Keto and glutem free recipe.

Place in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through, turning over half way through cooking time.

Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining canned tomato sauce, thyme, salt and pepper together in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat and stir in some heavy cream. Add the cooked meatballs, stir well, and serve!Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme, served in a tomato cream sauce. Keto and glutem free recipe.

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!).Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme, served in a tomato cream sauce. Keto and gluten free recipe.

The meatballs are lovely and soft so you could even skip the sauce and serve them on skewers with a dipping sauce for an appetizer or party food idea.

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Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme, served in a tomato cream sauce. Keto and gluten free recipe.

My husband follows a gluten free diet and loved that these were suitable for him too! Let me know what you think!

Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme

Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme

Yield: 20 meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These low carb turkey meatballs are made with ground turkey, ricotta and thyme, then served in a delicious tomato cream sauce!

Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves, dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp garlic paste, or minced garlic
  • salt and black pepper

For the sauce

  • 8 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbs heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Mix all the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Form the mixture into 20 meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through, turning half way through the cooking time.
  5. Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining the tomato sauce, thyme, salt and pepper together in a saucepan. Bring the boil, then remove from the heat and stir in the cream.
  6. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce, stir well, then serve.

Notes

5g net carbs per serving (5 meatballs, including sauce)

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 5 meatballs and sauce
Amount Per Serving Calories 240Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 129mgSodium 399mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 32g
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Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

[…] Turkey Meatballs With Thyme And Ricotta – Step Away From The Carbs […]

Kimmi

Friday 17th of May 2019

I made these in the air fryer and OMG, so terrific! Thank you!

Sharon

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

May I ask how long and at what temperature in the air fryer?

Georgina

Saturday 18th of May 2019

I'm so glad that you liked them!

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