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Garlicky Sesame Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini & Butternut Squash Noodles in a white cast iron skillet. It's the perfect healthy meal.

Garlicky Sesame Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini & Butternut Squash Noodles

Servings 5
Author Beautiful Eats & Things


  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • ¼ cup crushed butter crackers
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 6 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 and ½ cups zucchini noodles
  • 2 and ½ cups butternut squash noodles
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, onions, garlic, crushed crackers, 1 egg, 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce, seasoned salt, and salt/pepper. For each meatball, grab about 2 tablespoons of the ground turkey mixture and roll it into a ball with your palms.
  2. Next, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add 2 tablespoons of oil and work in batches to add the meatballs. Cook on all sides until fully browned and cooked throughout; this may take about 10 minutes. When done, remove the meatballs from the pan with a slotted spoon and allow them to cool.
  3. Reduce the temp to low, and add ½ cup water, 1 tsp of sugar, 4 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, and 4 tbsp of soy sauce to the skillet. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the meatballs and zucchini/butternut squash noodles to the skillet and toss until all ingredients are coasted evenly with sauce. Cook until the vegetable noodles have softened, or until they are cooked until your desired texture.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information (1 serving): Calories 361, Carbohydrates 19g, Fat 17g, Protein 33g, Saturated Fat 4g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 22g

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