Mozzarella-stuffed Turkey Meatballs (Baked)






1 lb ground turkey

1/2 cup low carb bread crumbs

1 jar pasta sauce

Spices to taste (seasoned salt, garlic, basil, onion, ground peppers)

2-3 mozzarella sticks (cut in 1/2 in pieces)

1 egg


Mix turkey, bread crumbs, egg & spices in a large bowl. Form each meatball w/ a single piece of mozzarella as it’s center.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. If you use aluminum foil, spray with oil to keep the meatballs from sticking. Place meatballs on baking sheet so that they are not crowed. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 mins depending on meatball size. Check for internal temp of 165 degrees.

In a large pot, lightly heat pasta sauce over medium heat.

Add meatballs to pasta sauce & simmer for 15 to 20 mins.

Makes about 18 to 20 medium sized meatballs.

Note: Almond flour can be used to replace breadcrumbs. This also lowers the carb content.

Note: When I double the recipe, I still only use one egg. Makes for a nice firm meatball, at least to me it does.