Turkey Meatballs In Roasted Pepper Sauce
- 4 Servings
- 15 mins Prep Time
- 55 mins Total Time
- 1 package Cheese Stuffed Italian Turkey Meatballs
- 12 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/4 cup cashews, unsalted
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small zucchini, small diced
- 1 small yellow squash, small diced
- 1 cup red onion, chopped
- Fresh parsley, chopped
- Crumbled feta cheese, optional
- Salt and black pepper
- To serve: brown rice, cauliflower mash
|Serving Size||2 meatballs and about 1 1/2 cups vegetables and sauce|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total fat 30 g||38 %|
|Saturated fat 6 g||30 %|
|Trans fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 85 mg||28 %|
|Sodium 1110 mg||48 %|
|Total Carbohydrates 21 g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||11 %|
|Sugars 9 g|
|Protein 23 g|
Vitamin D 0%
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.|
Step 1Preheat oven to 400°F.
Step 2In a high-power blender, combine roasted peppers, garlic, basil, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cashews, and water. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Blend the mixture on high until well blended and smooth. Set aside.
Step 3Combine the zucchini, yellow squash, and onions in a 9x9 casserole dish (or similar size). Season vegetables with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Set aside.
Step 4In a non-stick skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs to the skillet and quickly sear on all sides, about 3-4 minutes total.
Step 5Transfer the meatballs to the casserole dish and pour the red pepper sauce over the meatballs and the vegetables.
Step 6Bake 25-35 or until the meatballs are fully cooked and the vegetables are tender. Meatballs are fully cooked when the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F using a meat thermometer.
Step 7Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and feta, if desired. Serve over cooked brown rice or cauliflower mash for a low carb option.