Turkey & Pork Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

Posted by Beni Cook

These garlic, turkey and pork meatballs make an easy and nourishing meal that keeps carbs low but ensures the flavour is high! Perfect for a week night dinner and great for meal prepping also.



368 Cal | 27g Fats | 3.7g Carbs | 27g Protein



• 220g ground turkey meat
• 220 ground pork meat (optional, double the turkey if preferred)
• 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (or cheddar, provolone…)
• 4 cloves garlic, grated + 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1/2 teaspoon red crushed chilli flakes optional
• 1 crumbled bouillon stock cube, optional
• Salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
• 1 cup fresh chopped coriander (or parsley), divided
• 3 tablespoons butter
• 4 medium zucchini, spiralized
• Juice of 1/2 lemon
• 4 lemon slices for serving
• 1 tablespoon hot sauce of your choice (we use Sriracha)



1) In a large bowl, combine ground turkey and ground pork, cheese, grated garlic, Italian seasoning, bouillon stock cube, red chilli flakes, coriander (or parsley), and black pepper. Mix well with your hands or fork and form 12 meatballs. Arrange the meatballs on a plate and set them aside.
2) Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pan over medium-low heat. Cook the meatballs for 8 – 10 minutes on all sides, until browned and cooked through. While cooking, baste the turkey meatballs with a mix of butter and juices. Remove to a clean plate and set aside.
3) In the same skillet melt the remaining tablespoon of butter; then add lemon juice, hot sauce, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring regularly, until zucchini noodles are done but still crisp and juices have reduced a bit. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and garnish with more coriander or parsley if you like.
4) Push zucchini noodles on one side of the skillet add the turkey meatballs back to the pan and reheat for a minute or two. Serve the garlic butter turkey meatballs with lemon zucchini noodles immediately with a lemon slice on the side. Enjoy!

Notes: Zucchini noodles tend to render some water when cooking, so you can sprinkle with salt after spiralizing and allow to sit for a couple of minutes to take off excess water. Rinse well to get rid of salt and drain thoroughly Zucchini noodles in a colander before cooking.

Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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