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Clean turkey meatballs

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 25 minutes

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12 meatballs

Clean & lean turkey spinach meatballs with a homemade tomato basil sauce

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  • 500g Lean turkey mince
  • 200g Spinach
  • 1 Onion (red or white)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chilli pepper (optional)
  • Italian herb seasoning (dry herbs of choice)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 1 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp dry chilli flakes
  • 1 can (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Good handful fresh basil leaves


  • Courgette


  1. Preheat oven 200C (fan) In a food processor blitz together the onion, garlic, spinach, chilli if using, seasoning & dry herbs.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the mixture with the turkey mince. You may at this stage wish to add an egg to help bind the ingredients.

  3. Roll the mixture into desired sized balls & place onto a lined baking tray.

  4. Place meatballs in oven for approx 20 mins check cooked through thoroughly.

  5. In the meantime make the sauce! Heat some oil in a saucepan & add crushed garlic with dry chilli flakes & heat for 2 mins to release flavour.

  6. Add chopped tomatoes, purée & honey. Simmer for 10 mins.

  7. Add basil leaves & using a stick blender blitz the sauce smooth. You can add your cooked meatballs into the sauce for a couple mins before serving with pasta.

  8. For a healthier low carb alternative to pasta, using a speed peeler, peel a courgette into long strips to resemble tagliatelle. Add the strips of courgette to the sauce for 2 mins to hear through and serve!

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