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Turkey Meatball Recipe With Red Wine Caramelized Onions And Cashew Cauliflower Mash

An easy low carb Turkey Meatball Recipe perfect for weeknights and meal prepping. These ground turkey meatballs are accompanied by a cashew cauliflower mash.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramelized Onions, Cauliflower Mash, Turkey Meatballs
Servings: 5
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Jordan

Ingredients

Turkey Meatballs

  • 16 ounces ground turkey, 99% lean
  • 6 ounces frozen spinach, drained really well
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cashews, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Red Wine Caramelized Onions

  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine

Cashew Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

Cashew Cauliflower Mash

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix together almond milk, cashew butter, nutmeg, lemon juice, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • Place the cauliflower and almond milk mixture in a food processor, cover and blend on high until all ingredients are fully combined.

Red Wine Caramelized Onions

  • Heat a medium-sized pan on medium heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add onions and red wine, and stir to combine. Allow the onions to cook for 6-10 minutes or until soft and caramelized, only stirring once or twice. Remove from pan and set aside.

Turkey Meatballs

  • In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to combine ground turkey, spinach, garlic, parsley, thyme, oregano, egg, almond flour, cashews, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Shape 1/4 of a cup of the mixture into a round shape. Repeat until the mixture is all used. You should have about 12 meatballs.
  • Using the same pan you cooked the onions in, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown and the meatballs are cooked through.
  • To plate, divide the cauliflower mash between plates and top with caramelized onions and turkey meatballs. Garnish with more fresh chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 988mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 4mg