Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs are a delicious, easy weeknight dinner. Throw them over a salad or along side brown rice for a nutritious, filling meal!
Raise your hand if you love all things buffalo flavored. Is your hand raised?? Let me know, I’ll wait if not. I mean really.. who DOESN’T like buffalo sauce? It’s literally delicious on eeeeeverything. Pizza? Yup. Pasta? Sure. Chicken? Amazing. I can honestly say that I have never put it on something + not enjoyed it. I’m guessing you’re probably thinking the same thing.
I’m not sure what they put in Frank’s Red Hot but man is it delicious! I live by the ‘Put that **** on everything’ tagline that they have.. and so does Tyler. I’m really not a spicy- food loving person, but for some reason I can’t get enough of buffalo sauce.. neither can Ty. Which is why we love these meatballs, and I think you will to.
The other night I asked Tyler what he wanted for dinner and he asked if I could try making some buffalo chicken meatballs with celery, carrots + blue cheese (Very specific…the guy knows what he wants). We didn’t have chicken, but we did have turkey, and I knew they would taste just as good. I’ll admit.. as I was mixing together the batter for these I was starting to get a little nervous.. Raw meat.. green veggies.. it wasn’t exactly the most appetizing looking thing. But once I threw them in the oven, I knew I had hit the jackpot. My kitchen quickly started to smell amazing, and once I taste tested them I was in heaven!
They were beyond easy to make, and only had a few ingredients (the key to a perfect recipe!). The melty blue cheese in these seriously makes them irresistible. They’re great for dinner, or would even be a fun appetizer/snack for a party!
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- ½ cup shredded celery
- ½ cup small onion, chopped finely
- 1 cup spinach (chopped finely or pureed)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup buffalo sauce
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese
- Preheat oven to 450
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
- Roll into 1.5 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 450 for 25 minutes, allow to cool+ enjoy!
- *Tip: If you don't like onion/spinach pieces or are trying to sneak in veggies, puree the spinach, onion + olive oil together until it is finely ground + add to the batter!
Things we used for this recipe: Veggie Bullet (to shred the carrots + celery!), buffalo sauce, pepper, baking sheets, baking mats
We put them on salads for dinner that night, but next time I think I’ll pair them with some brown rice and veggies next time for a complete meal. Either way – extra blue cheese on top is 100% necessary! If you try them, tag us on Instagram and use #thecleaneatingcouple ! Enjoy 🙂
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