The Kale Sneak in Meatballs recipe is great since you have healthier nutrients in your meal. You also can eat them on their own or with spaghetti and tomato sauce.
These meatballs are delicious and filled with kale. You also can eat them on their own or with spaghetti and a delicious tomato sauce. If you are like me, you will probably love to have your greens in your meatballs because they add lots of flavors and of course, more nutrients to your recipe. Whenever you’re able to add a bit of nutritional value to a meal, why not take advantage of it, right?
We LOVE meatballs. They can be used in so many different ways so my family will never get bored of them. Some of my other favourite ways to make meatballs are my Low-Carb Turkey Meatballs with Mashed Cauliflower, Baked Meatballs Casserole (Low-Carb)(Web story), and Healthy Meatball Soup.
Every time I make something with ground meat like meatloaf, hamburgers, and meatballs I always try to sneak veggies into the mix. But, I really like to add some green like kale, spinach, and collard because they don’t change the flavor of your food, which is very important. You can use all these three different types of greens or you can choose only one. It is really up to you. I already made this recipe with kale and spinach, but this time I only used kale and it worked really well too. I also use ground turkey over beef for moister meatballs.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine extra-lean ground turkey, onion, kale, parsley, and gluten-free breadcrumbs. Mix carefully.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Add all of the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the meat mixture bowl.
- Use your hands to mix everything together and roll the mixture into meatballs.
- Put the grill on the baking sheet and place the meatballs.
- Spray oil cooking on the top of the meatballs or brush some olive oil.
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until they are evenly brown.
- When they have finished baking, you can serve with a delicious tomato sauce and whole wheat spaghetti.
- You can massage your kale for a couple of minutes before using so they are more tender.
- Be sure to not include any of the kale stem in the meatballs as they're tough and unpleasant.
- You can use a cookie scoop to get perfectly uniformed meatballs.
- To store: You can store leftover meatballs in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
- To reheat: Simply microwave the leftover meatballs to quickly heat them up.
- To freeze: You can freeze the meatballs before or after baking them. Freeze them on a lined sheet pan before transferring to a freezer-safe bag.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
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