Turkey Bacon Meatballs Over Zoodles


Turkey Bacon Meatballs over Zoodles

As zucchini season is here I am ready to dive into all the zucchini recipes! I love how tasty and easy zoodles are. Perfect with chicken, steak tips and now meatballs! I came up with this one as I have been craving bacon lately, which I always have on hand. I almost always have ground turkey or beef in my fridge as well, as I make lots of tacos. This time I saw the bacon on top of ground turkey and thought hm what a great combination!

Turkey Bacon Meatballs over Zoodles

Bacon in meatballs seems weird, but it’s actually quite tasty. I added breadcrumbs and onions and the flavor was just perfect. Since my meatballs weren’t whole 30 compliant, I decided to find a whole 30 compliant sauce. One whole 30 compliant portion is better than none!

These meatballs would taste great over pasta or spaghetti squash as well! I might tackle the spaghetti squash option next.

First I mixed my ground turkey with 1/4 cup finely diced onion, 3 strips diced bacon, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tsp parsley, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt, pepper, and 1 whisked egg.

Meatball Mix

Mix together and roll into 1 inch meatballs. Heat 2 tbsp EVOO over medium heat. Cook your meatballs in batches so they have space to brown. I cooked on each side about 2-3 minutes and did about 3 batches.

Turkey Bacon Meatballs

Once all meatballs are browned add in 24 OZ of your favorite sauce. I used OrganicoBello’s marinara sauce, which is delicious and whole 30 approved! You can use any sauce you’d like or make your own. I covered and let simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Turkey Bacon Meatballs

While your meatballs are cooking prepare your zucchinis. I washed and spiralized 3 zucchini’s. First I heated 1 tbsp EVOO over medium high heat on a skillet. Then I cooked the zucchini for 3-5 minutes. Not too long or the zucchini will get soggy. Season with salt and pepper.

Zoodles

Once your zoodles are finished place them on a plate and top with your meatballs and sauce. Enjoy!

Turkey Bacon Meatballs over Zoodles
Turkey Bacon Meatballs over Zoodles
Turkey Bacon Meatballs Over Zoodles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 3

Turkey Bacon Meatballs Over Zoodles

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 3 strips of bacon, diced
  • 3 zucchini’s spiralized
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onions
  • 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp mined garlic
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 whisked egg

Instructions

  1. First mix your ground turkey, breadcrumbs, onions, parmesan cheese, bacon, and spices. Roll into 1 inch meatballs.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp EVOO over medium heat. Place your meatballs in pan and brown each side 2-3 minutes. Brown your meatballs in batches ensuring to not overcrowd.
  3. Once all your meatballs are browned, add them all back to pan. Add 24 oz of your favorite sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20-25 minutes.
  4. While your meatballs are cooking, wash and spiralize your zucchini’s.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp EVOO over medium high heat. Once heated add your zucchini’s and cook for 3-5 minutes making sure to not overcook (they will get soggy). Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve zucchini on dish and top with your meatballs and sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
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