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Macro-Friendly Turkey Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs

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Our Macro-Friendly Turkey Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs are the perfect weeknight family dinner. These juicy, flavorful meatballs are ready to serve in 40 minutes, are packed with 28g of protein per serving, and you can customize your sides any way you wish!

Macros & Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 3 meatballs 


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Macro Friendly Turkey Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs

Tami Smith
Family dinner just got a lot easier and tastier thanks to our Macro-Friendly Turkey Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs. This easy recipe is ready to serve in 40 minutes and pairs well with everything from pasta to a salad.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5
Calories 284 kcal


  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Large sheet pan
  • 1 Aluminum foil
  • 1 Cookie scooper/Spoon
  • 1 Wooden spoon


  • 1 lb. ground turkey, 93/7%
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup part skim ricotta
  • ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 24oz jar marinara sauce


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • In a skillet on medium heat, sauté your onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Take off heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, ricotta cheese, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, onions, salt and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Roll the mixture into balls that are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter (makes ~15 meatballs). You may use a cookie scoop or spoon to help measure.
  • Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them about an inch apart.
  • Bake the meatballs for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes are up, turn the broil on for about 5 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  • While the meatballs are baking, warm the marinara sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once the meatballs are done, transfer them to the saucepan with the marinara sauce. Gently stir the meatballs in the sauce until they are fully coated.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the meatballs simmer in the sauce for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
  • Serve the meatballs hot, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy!


Nutrition information may vary depending on brands and ingredients used.


Serving: 3meatballsCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 18.4gProtein: 27.7gFat: 11.8g
Keyword high protein, macro friendly
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