Jessica Alba’s turkey meatballs are so juicy and flavorful, you’ll want to add them to your healthy meal rotation. If you put together just a few simple ingredients, you can have a healthy lunch or dinner option in the fridge, ready to eat, that will please the whole family.
Jessica Alba has built a massive lifestyle brand, Honest, on natural baby, beauty and cleaning products. She even has a book, The Honest Life, about living naturally. And as a busy working mom, we trust that she probably has some genuine tips on healthy eating and meal prepping.
Meal prepping is a great way to help keep healthy foods on hand for when we get hungry. Jessica Alba’s turkey meatballs are a fantastic choice for meal prepping! They are full of lean protein and veggies, the recipe makes a big batch, and they keep well in the fridge. The best part is that you can dress them up with different sauces and sides, so you won’t get bored with eating these meatballs over a few meals.
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Jessica Alba’s Turkey Meatballs healthy serving ideas:
- We chose to serve them here with a fresh Greek salad and Tzatziki cucumber yogurt sauce.
- You could also pair them with a sweet chili sauce and zucchini noodles
- They’d be satisfying wrapped in a low carb tortilla with lettuce, fresh veggies and hummus
- They would be great with a light tomato sauce and some high protein chickpea or lentil pasta
- A delicious idea could be to serve them with sweet potatoes and your favorite barbecue sauce
Jessica Alba’s turkey meatballs are also VERY kid-friendly! They are flavorful, full of lean protein and a great way to sneak in some extra veggies if you have a picky eater at home. Kids would love them served over pasta or even on a sandwich roll with some melted cheese. They are even a great finger food for the little ones.
Some important things I learned when making Jessica Alba’s turkey meatballs:
- The recipe yielded about 31 meatballs, so even with a large skillet, I had to cook them in three batches. Divide up the chicken broth evenly so you have enough for each batch.
- You don’t want large chunks of veggies in your meatballs, so the easiest way to finely chop the vegetables in this recipe is to use a food processor. I used this Cuisinart food processor, and it worked to chop everything in seconds.
Jessica Alba’s Turkey Meatballs Ingredients
- 2 lbs. lean ground turkey
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- ¼ cup finely chopped zucchini
- ¼ cup finely chopped carrots
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¾ – 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
Jessica Alba’s Turkey Meatballs Recipe Steps
Prep all your ingredients before starting. You’ll want to finely chop the vegetables so you barely notice them in the meatballs. The easiest way to do this is to use a food processor and pulse a few times on the chop setting until your veggies are uniformly finely chopped.
In a large bowl, add the turkey, breadcrumbs, onions, zucchini, carrots, Italian seasoning, eggs and sea salt. Use your hands to mix all of the ingredients until well combined.
Next, make 1 inch balls by taking a little of the turkey mixture and gently rolling between your hands. I found that this recipe made around 31 meatballs, but this will vary depending on how large you make each one.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. So you don’t overcrowd the skillet, cook the meatballs in batches. Place around 10 meatballs in the skillet and brown, turning often, for about 7 minutes.
Turn down the heat to low and pour in ¼ cup of chicken broth. Cover and cook the meatballs for an additional 7 minutes, until the liquid is almost completely absorbed.
Uncover and add a little more chicken broth, and cook until all of the liquid is absorbed. Then repeat these steps for the remaining uncooked meatballs. Serve with your choice of sides and enjoy!
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