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These Family Friendly Clever Mexican Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles are gluten free, low carb and egg free and are a fiesta in your mouth!

A dinner for the whole family!

These Clever Mexican Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles are gluten free, low carb and egg free and are a fiesta in your mouth! A dinner for the whole family!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 serves
Calories 592 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Meatballs:

  • 1 lb Lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 tbsp Low fat cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp Green onion diced
  • 1/4 cup Red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp Cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin

For The Sauce:

  • 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Red onion diced
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups Crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Mild salsa
  • 1 tbsp Chile in adobo sauce diced
  • 1 tbsp Adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Corn frozen

For The Zoodles:

  • 8 Zucchinis medium
  • Salt
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • cheddar  for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Mix all the meatball ingredients together until well mixed
  • Form into small balls and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (should make 20 meatballs) I use a cookie scoop. Bake for about 12 minutes until golden brown and no longer pink inside.
  • While the meatballs cook, heat 1/2 Tbsp. of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Sautee the diced red onion and garlic until it is soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in the diced chile in adobo sauce, the adobo sauce, the crushed tomatoes, and the salsa. Stir until well combined.
  • Add in the cumin, paprika, salt of and frozen corn (no need to thaw.) Stir until everything is well mixed. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • While the sauce simmers, spray a large pan with cooking spray and heat over high heat.
  • Cook in the pan until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Transfer to paper towel and gently press out as much moisture as you can.
  • Divide the noodles among the plates and top with tomato sauce and meatballs. Garnish with cilantro and additional cheddar cheese if desired, and serve.
  • ENJOY!!

Notes

A serving is 1/4 of the noodles, 1/4 of the sauce and 4 turkey meatballs.

Nutrition

Calories: 592kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 47gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 1529mgPotassium: 4739mgFiber: 24gSugar: 49g
Keyword Meatballs, Mexiacn Cuisine, Mexican Food, Noodle, Zucchini
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