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21 Day Fix Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs (with Weight Watchers Points – Keto-friendly!)

21 Day Fix Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs (with Weight Watchers Points – Keto-friendly!)
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Update! I’ve added Instant Pot instructions to this  21 Day Fix turkey meatballs recipe!

This is my new favorite turkey meatball recipe. I mean, I really, really love these. I am super picky and I don’t like eating leftover meat (it weirds me out!), but I ate these for days…and gladly. So I think you’re going to like this 21 Day Fix Turkey Meatballs with garlic and parmesan, too…they are packed with flavor. 

Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs 21 Day Fix and Weight Watchers

{updated: I’ve added Weight Watchers points at the bottom of this post!}

And if you’re looking for more recipes for ground turkey, check out this crock pot turkey chili and these turkey burgers!

21 Day Fix Turkey Meatballs

My kids even ate them, despite their loud protests of, “There’s green stuff in these, I’m not eating them!!” We forced a bite on each child, and guess what? They both agreed that they were good..Claire even asked for them in her lunch the next day.

21 Day Fix Turkey Meatballs

These freeze amazingly well, so if you have time, you can double or even triple this recipe and freeze them for later. You can also make them larger, but the container counts are based on making 24 meatballs (4 per serving). Serve over whole wheat spaghetti or even better, zoodles…and you’re good to go!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25-30 minutes

Serves: 6 (if you make 24 meatballs and have 4 per serving)

21 Day Fix Turkey Meatballs

Can I have these meatballs on WW?

Yes! These meatballs are WW friendly, and I’ve included WW points. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar-free tomato sauce
  • 2 lbs ground, lean turkey breast (we used 93% lean for these)
  • 1 large (or 2 small) eggs
  • grated parmesan cheese – reserve 1/4 cup for topping
  • fresh oregano leaves
  • fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • parsley, chopped
  • garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water, only if you’re making in the Instant Pot (see full Instant Pot directions at the bottom of this post)

Optional: additional tomato sauce, parmesan cheese and fresh basil for serving.

21 Day Fix Turkey MeatballsDirections:

Preheat oven to 350 and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with canola oil.

Pour half of the tomato sauce into a 9×13 glass baking dish and spread in a thin layer to cover the bottom. Set aside.

In a large glass bowl, add ground turkey, eggs, 1 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. Thoroughly combine mixture with your hands and divide into 24 equal-sized portions.

Gently roll each portion into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving room between each meatball. Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from oven and transfer meatballs to prepapred baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over meatballs and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.

Place baking dish in oven for about 10 minutes, or until sauce and meatballs are heated through. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Garnish with fresh parsley.

21 Day Fix Turkey Meatballs

21 Day Fix Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs

Created By Carrie
These delicious 21 Day Fix Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs are a family favorite! They work for any Portion Fix program, Weight Watchers, and even a keto diet.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 c tomato sauce no added sugar
  • 2 lbs ground turkey lean
  • 1 egg 1 large or 2 small
  • 1 1/2 c parmesan cheese freshly grated, reserve 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oregano fresh, chopped
  • 3 tbsp basil fresh, chopped
  • 3 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tbsps onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: additional tomato sauce parmesan cheese and fresh basil for serving.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with canola oil.
  • Pour half of the tomato sauce into a 9x13 glass baking dish and spread in a thin layer to cover the bottom. Set aside.
  • In a large glass bowl, add ground turkey, eggs, 1 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. Thoroughly combine mixture with your hands and divide into 24 equal-sized portions.
  • Gently roll each portion into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving room between each meatball. Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer meatballs to prepared baking dish. Spoon remaining sauce over meatballs and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
  • Place baking dish in oven for about 10 minutes, or until sauce and meatballs are heated through. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.

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Notes

You can reduce the sodium in these meatballs by using a low sodium tomato sauce, leaving out the added salt, and swapping out some of the parmesan for a lower sodium cheese, like mozzarella.
21 Day Fix Container Counts (1 serving = 4 meatballs): .33 green, 1.5 red, 1 blue
Weight Watchers Points (1 serving = 4 meatballs):
Purple plan: 4 points
Green plan: 6 points
Blue plan: 4 points
Have you made this recipe? Take a picture and share on Instagram or Facebook and tag @carrieelleblog! 

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 43gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 1190mgPotassium: 802mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 825IUVitamin C: 9.3mgCalcium: 328mgIron: 3mg
Keyword 21 Day Fix, dinner, meatballs
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WW Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs CarrieElle.com

And there you have it – my favorite meatballs!

The 21 Day Fix program is always changing, and while I do my very best and never want to mess up (perfectionist, yo) please always double check the container counts yourself…and that goes for all recipes, not just mine – I’ve seen some super shady ones out there!

21 Day Fix container counts, per serving: 

  • 1.5 red
  • .33 green (purple if your tomato sauce has added sugar)
  • 1 blue

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more great 21 Day Fix recipes, tons of free printables, and meal planning and budgeting help. 

 

Weight Watchers SmartPoints: 4 points per serving

21 Day Fix Turkey Meatballs

INSTANT POT DIRECTIONS (this recipe is based on a 6 qt Instant Pot):

(ingredients are the same, but you’ll also need one cup of chicken broth or water)
Prepare meatballs the same way.

Add 1 cup of chicken broth (water is fine too) to your Instant Pot. Add half of the sauce to the pot. Then, add the meatballs to the sauce. It’s okay if they’re stacked up. Add the remaining sauce to the top of the meatballs.

Set your release valve to seal and lock the lid in place, and then turn on manual for 8 minutes. Once done, let the pot natural release (or at release for 10 minutes before releasing the valve).

Carefully open your pot and scoop out your meatballs. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over your meatballs.

Enjoy!

21 Day Fix Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs

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Just to clarify 2 meatballs = 2 reds?? I am confused . . . seems like a lot of reds for just two meatballs, but maybe my pre-holiday brain isn’t computing very well!

This recipe looks amazing! Making it tonight. One question tho,, I could not find any sauce w no added sugar. I bought cento organic San Marzano tomatoes and I believe it has 4g of sugar per 28oz can. Are you referring to jarred sauces that have more sugar? I couldn’t for the life of me find anything can or jar that’s 100% sugar free. Thanks.

Hey these look great! Do you serve them alone? Or Over pasta? What “sides” go well? Thanks 🙂

I see now that you posted that already – whole wheat pasta or zoodles! Thanks!

You said these freeze well and I lov eprelping ahead of time. Would you recommend freezing before or after cooking?

Would you recommend freezing without the sauce, or with?

What are the cooking instructions for meatballs that have been frozen?

If you wanted to use dried herbs, how much would you recommend?

If you use dried herbs use 1/3 of what the recipe suggests. If it calls for 3 tbsp of parsley, use 1 tbsp of the dried 🙂

I made these today with dried herbs and it came out great! Just wanted to follow up!

These were some of the best meatballs I have ever had AND they are also fix approved?!?! These will be made again and again.

5 stars
I’m pretty picky with my meatball, not alone “Turkey Meatballs ” and these Meatballs were Awesome!!! Thank you so much.

For the IP method, do you still bake these in the oven first? Or is all of the cooking done in the IP?

I just calculated this using only 1.5 pounds 93% ground turkey and made 30 meatballs instead of 24. Even that way, it is most definitely NOT 1 point per meatball for blue. Mine shows up as 2 pinpoints per meatball, or 6 points for 4. And I made more meatballs with less meat. So, clearly you have miscalculated.

5 stars
What a delicious dish!!! I served this with quinoa spaghetti, we loved it! It was perfect for the 21 day fix.

Was going to try recipe until I saw sodium content!! These are half your salt intake for the day. I don’t find that healthy

4 stars
This was really good and simple. I didn’t havee fresh basil so I used spinach (just because it was green). I will try again with fresh basil. Also used plain ol’ Kraft parmesan. The clean up was so easy. I love the technique of a bit of oil & a cup of tomato sauce.

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Just to clarify something, with Sodium at 1190mg , this is not a healthy option for anyone. One serving would have over half the daily recommendation for sodium. Please be cautious when sharing recipes of this nature and suggesting that they would be good for someone’s health.

Hi Carrie, The following comes from the 21 Day Fix page. Since on your recipe you note the 21 Day Fix it seemed logical to believe it was a healthy recipe: “The 21 Day Fix program encourages healthy eating and emphasizes fresh produce, lean proteins and healthy fats….”

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