Meal Prep: Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Meal Prep: Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles
Meal Prep: Turkey Meatballs and Zoodles


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 cups prepared marinara sauce


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix ground turkey, egg yolks, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, oregano, basil, parsley, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes together in a large bowl; roll mixture into 1½-inch balls and arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until browned and no longer pink in the center, 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. While the meatballs cook, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook zucchini in hot water just until heated, through, about 30 seconds; drain.
  5. Divide zucchini noodles between 4 sealable meal containers; top with meatballs, marinara sauce, and additional Parmesan cheese as desired. Seal containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Mealthy tip:

Want to take this recipe a step further? Make your own simple and delicious homemade marinara sauce for a an additional fresh boost! It's perfect when tomatoes are in peak season during the summer months.


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Jessica Scott says:

I'm always looking for different meal prep ideas to make my husband, but he's sometimes a picky eater. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this recipe because I made it for him and he loved it! The ground turkey meatballs are so delicious, I made an extra batch for myself. The spiralized zucchini is a lighter alternative to pasta, so it's not too heavy. I'm glad that found something that works for both of us!

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Laura Griffin says:

I was looking for a healthy dish using ground turkey and came across this recipe. It was really good, perfect for me to take to lunch.

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Chaz Norwood says:

I made these meatballs but used ground chicken instead of turkey. It’s the perfect meal prep that I don’t get bored with. I usually do it M-Thursday and then Friday eat out with my co-workers. It’s the healthy eating throughout the week incentive.