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Low Carb Turkey Meatballs with Ricotta and Thyme

These low carb turkey meatballs are made with ground turkey, ricotta and thyme, then served in a delicious tomato cream sauce!
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 240kcal
Author Georgina from


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


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Mix all the meatball 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce, stir well, then serve.


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


Serving: 5meatballs | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1.8mg