Meatballs with spaghetti in bowl

Healthy meatball recipes

13 Recipes

Tuck into a nourishing plate of meatballs with spaghetti, salad or spiced couscous. The whole family will love these healthy meatball recipes.

Lighter spaghetti & meatballs


(15 ratings)

Lentils make a low-fat addition to these minced pork patties for a healthier family favourite - still full of herby, garlicky flavour
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Swedish meatballs


(0 ratings)

Cook pork mince meatballs and serve with classic lingonberry or cranberry sauce and spring greens for a healthy, low-calorie family meal
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cajun meatballs


(9 ratings)

Love meatballs? Try this low-calorie recipe that uses turkey mince, served in a hot pepper sauce
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Veggie meatballs with tomato courgetti


(19 ratings)

Spiralize courgettes to make this healthier, gluten-free 'pasta' dish. The vegetarian meatballs use ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs to increase the protein...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Healthy turkey meatballs


(16 ratings)

Swap beef mince and breadcrumbs with lean turkey and oats. Serve in a tomato sauce with pasta or potatoes. See the tip to make a vegetarian version - Penne with fennel & Parmesan.
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Slow cooker meatballs


(17 ratings)

Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook
  • 6 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy meatballs with chilli black beans


(63 ratings)

Give your favourite meatballs a healthy makeover with this low fat, low calorie, low GI recipe with turkey mince, black beans and avocado
  • 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

Swedish meatballs with beetroot & apple salad


(10 ratings)

Grated courgette makes these lean pork meatballs extra juicy – serve with a creamy, herby sauce and a flavour-packed salad for a healthy, satisfying dinner...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
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