Recipe: Lean Meatballs (GF/High-Protein)
These easy to make, oven-baked meatballs are high-protein, juicy and gluten-free. Made with very lean ground pork and turkey, you’ll be able to taste the difference.
Don’t settle for those frozen meatballs when you can make your own in less than 30 minutes. They’re so easy to prepare that even the kids can get involved, turning cooking time into family time.
You can add some extra spice and serve with marinara sauce for a delicious appetizer, lunch or dinner. Make a big batch and enjoy them hot or cold.
So, next time you have last minute company, don’t worry, because these meatballs will make your guests think a professional chef lives in the house.
1 lb. extra lean ground pork (95% fat free)
1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
1 TBSP dried oregano
1 TBSP salt
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1 ½ cups prepared marinara sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with nonstick pan spray.
- Put meats, egg, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Combine with hands to mix well.
- Form mixture into about 24 meatballs (about the size of a ping-pong ball) and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 20-22 minutes until cooked through.
- Serve with ¼ cup marinara sauce.
Makes about 24 meatballs/6 servings (1 serving = 4 meatballs)