Kale Meatballs

Lets get crazy and add veggies to our meatballs! I am passionate about the addition of veggie to literally any and all recipes, especially those traditional dishes like spaghetti and meatballs! So here is a delicious and QUICK new way to prepare meatballs and help get you closer to meeting your daily requirements for vegetable intake! I paired these meatballs with sweet potato noodles (to add even more veggies), pasta sauce, and some grated parmesan cheese on top! I am not kidding when I say this is one of my favorite recipes so far.

Printable Version: Easy Kale Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Cups Thinly Chopped Fresh Kale
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2-1 Cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves – Minced
  • 1/8 cup Fresh Parsley

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (spray with canola oil to prevent sticking if using foil)
  • Mix ground turkey thoroughly with chopped kale in a large bowl (best done with hands! Use your husband to help with that step)
  • Add eggs and cheese to bowl and continue to mix
  • Add spices  to bowl and continue to mix- salt, pepper, minced garlic, and fresh parsley
  • Once all ingredients are mixed thoroughly, bake about 20-25 minutes until firm and no pink remains and the kale is nice and crispy (not burnt though! unless you like it that way).
  • Boom. Pair with your favorite pasta and some pasta sauce (homemade would be even better than jarred if you are feeling crazy!)

 

Enjoy my friends!

-Cinthia Scott, RD, LD, CNSC

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