Basil Spinach Turkey Meatballs

Submitted by Jeanne Larson

About the cook: I am a wife, mom and recipe creator who has a passion for healthy living. I amalso a part-time middle school teacher who teaches a Farm to Table cooking class, Health and PE teacher. My side business is called Endurance Fit For Life, where I post daily healthy recipes, simple healthy food ideas, hiking trails, and family-friendly adventures. My goal is to get the word out to people that healthy eating does not have to be difficult. I aim to simplify healthy cooking in the kitchen for everyone!

About the dish: A healthy, easy meal for the whole family. These meatballs are nutrient-dense but FULL of flavor. A win-win for your whole family!

National Origin: American

Serves: 4

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes


1 lb. organic ground turkey
½ cup diced fresh basil
½ cup diced spinach
1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. sea salt 1-2 Tbs. olive oil


Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan. Form the meatballs and cook them in the frying pan on low-to-medium heat for 7-10 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and nicely browned on the outside. Use tongs to turn the meatballs; it’s easier than a spatula.

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