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Easy Mexican Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

These Easy Mexican Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles are gluten free, low carb and egg free and are a fiesta in your mouth! A dinner for the whole family!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 592kcal

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb 93 % lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 Cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 Tbsps Low fat cream cheese softened
  • 3 Tbsps Green onion diced
  • 1/4 cup Red onion diced
  • 3 Tbsps Cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic minced

For the sauce

  • 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Red onion diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups Crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Mild salsa
  • 1 Tbsp Chile in adobe sauce, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Frozen corn

For the zoodles

  • 8 Medium zucchinis
  • Salt
  • Cilantro and additional cheddar for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix all the meatball ingredients together until well mixed
  • Form into small balls and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (should make 20 meatballs) I use a cookie scoop. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and no longer pink inside.
  • While the meatballs cook, heat 1/2 Tbsp. of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Sautee the diced red onion and garlic until it is soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the diced chile in adobo sauce, the adobo sauce, the crushed tomatoes, and the salsa. Stir until well combined.
  • Add in the cumin, paprika, salt of and frozen corn (no need to thaw.) Stir until everything is well mixed. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • While the sauce simmers, spray a large pan with cooking spray and heat over high heat.
  • Cook in the pan until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Transfer to paper towel and gently press out as much moisture as you can.
  • Divide the noodles among the plates and top with tomato sauce and meatballs. Garnish with cilantro and additional cheddar cheese if desired, and serve.
  • DEVOUR

Notes

* A serving is 1/4 of the noodles, 1/4 of the sauce and 4 turkey meatballs.

Nutrition

Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1529mg | Potassium: 4739mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 49g