Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- ⅓ cup grated or shredded parmesan
- 1 shredded zucchini about 1 cup
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 8 oz shredded cheese (I used a two-cheese pizza blend of mozzarella and provolone)
- Preheat oven to 400. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray
- Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs and mix thoroughly. Make about 24 meatballs and put them in the casserole dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through. Carefully drain the cooking liquid from the casserole dish.
- Top with the sauce and cheese. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Optional: I broiled for 3-4 minutes in the end to toast the cheese. Watch it carefully if you put it under the broiler. The cheese can burn quickly.
Substitutions: you can use any type of ground meat (beef, pork, turkey, chicken) and any type of Italian sausage (pork, chicken, or turkey) in these meatballs.
You may also omit the zucchini or sub in chopped spinach if you prefer.
Make sure you choose a no-sugar-added marinara or make your own!
Get 5 Week Keto Meal Plan
Serving: 3meatballs | Calories: 382 | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 2mg