What's on the Menu? Turkey Meatball Zoodle Pasta

This is one of my favorite meals that is Gluten Free! Since becoming completely GF at the beginning of this year (except for the occasional craft beer and pasta date night), it's been a challenge sometimes to find a variety of meals that are gluten free and also something my husband will enjoy! This is one of those meals - it's filling, healthful, and best of all - easy to make!

Turkey Meatball Zoodle Pasta

Serves 2-3

Meat:

Organic ground turkey

Produce:

1-1.5 containers of zucchini noodles (or, if you have a spiralizer, you can make your own! I like this meal to be heavier on the noodle side, so I get two cartons of zoodles)

Dairy:

1 egg

Other:

• 1 Jar of organic, no sugar marinara sauce

• 1 cup of Gluten Free bread crumbs


Oils & Spices:

1 tbsp olive oil or 1tbsp grass fed butter

2 tsp Cumin

1-2 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

1-2 tsp Pepper


Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add ground turkey, seasoning, and egg into a bowl. Mix (I like to use my hands to incorporate all the ingredients) Add bread crumbs and gently fold mixture together. Use a spoon to scoop out the turkey mixture to form into a ball. Add to baking sheet. Place into oven for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked.


Add olive oil/butter to a skillet and turn to low heat. Wash zoodles and gently pat dry to soak up excess water. Add zoodles to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until zoodles are darker green and softened. After zoodles are cooked through, set to the side and prepare marinara sauce in a small saucepan, heating through by medium heat.


Remove meatballs from oven and let rest. Plate zoodles, add meatballs, and top with marinara sauce - option to add cheese. Enjoy!


If you try it, make sure to tag me on social media so I can see your variation!


xoxo,

patty lauren