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Healthy Buffalo turkey meatballs over a bed of spinach with a greek yogurt drizzle
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Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs are a delicious, easy weeknight dinner. Easily made paleo, keto and whole30, they're perfect over a salad or on rice!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo meatballs, buffalo turkey meatballs, healthy buffalo turkey meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs
Calories 52kcal
WW Freestyle Points 1

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup carrots minced
  • 1/4 cup celery minced
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 1 cup spinach minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese *OMIT if whole30/paleo

Optional: rice, cauliflower rice or spinach for serving

    Optional sauce:

    Instructions

    Oven Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 450 and prepare a parchment lined baking sheet.
    • Chop all vegetables. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. (You can mix by hand or in a stand mixer on low.
    • Roll into 1.5 inch balls and place on a lined baking sheet.
    • Bake at 450 for 20 minutes, allow to cool + enjoy!
    • For the optional greek yogurt sauce just stir together.

    Air Fryer Instructions

    • Chop all vegetables. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. (You can mix by hand or in a stand mixer on low.)
    • Roll into 1.5 inch balls and place in greased air fryer basket (I spray with cooking spray)
    • Air Fry at 400 for 12-15 minutes until golden brown, allow to cool + enjoy!
    • You'll need to air fry the meatballs in 2-3 separate batches. I put 12 in the basket each time.
    • For the optional greek yogurt sauce just stir together.

    Notes

    *Nutrition facts do not include yogurt sauce or salad/rice for serving
    Substitutions for this buffalo turkey meatballs recipe:
    These meatballs are super versatile - you can change up a lot about them + they will still be delicious!
    • Turkey - You can sub ground turkey for ground chicken and ground beef
    • Veggies - If you don't like celery, carrots, or spinach - simply omit
    • Whole30/Paleo - To make paleo/whole30 simply omit blue cheese and the yogurt sauce
    • Coconut Flour - If you aren't gluten free/strict paleo Whole30 you can use whole wheat breadcrumbs instead of coconut flour
    WW Freestyle Note: 1SP per meatball. The sauce is 0 SP

    Nutrition Facts

    Nutrition Facts
    Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
    Amount Per Serving (1 meatball)
    Calories 52 Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 2g3%
    Cholesterol 14mg5%
    Sodium 141mg6%
    Potassium 97mg3%
    Carbohydrates 1g0%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 705IU14%
    Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
    Calcium 16mg2%
    Iron 0.3mg2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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