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Turkey, Basil and Artichoke Meatballs

*Serve with Spaghetti Squash


  • 2 small or 1 large spaghetti squash, cooked (page 193)
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts, diced
  • 1 1⁄2 pounds ground turkey 
  • 5 TBSP fresh basil chopped (or 3 tbsp, dried)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley 
  • 2 TBSP almond flour
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (store bought or homemade page 174)
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Cook spaghetti squash according to instructions (on p. 193) if you haven’t already done so.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter, onions, and artichokes.

4. Cook  5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Remove from heat and cool.

5. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix ground turkey, onion, artichoke mixture, basil, parsley, and almond flour.

6. Roll into meatballs 1" in diameter.

7. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 15 minutes or until cooked through.

8. Heat marinara in a saucepan.

9. Add chopped spinach and simmer a couple minutes.

10. Place cooked spaghetti squash on individual plates. Add meatballs and top with sauce.

Serves 4

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