Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs

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  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • optional salt and pepper taste
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 4 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey and ground pork, cheese, grated garlic, Italian seasoning, red chili pepper flakes, chopped cilantro and black pepper. Mix well with your hands or fork and form medium balls. Arrange on a plate and set aside
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the meatballs for 8 – 10 minutes on all sides, until browned and cooked through. While cooking, baste the meatballs with the mix of butter and juices. Remove to a clean plate and set aside
  3. In the same skillet melt remaining tablespoon butter; then add lemon juice, hot sauce, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes (if you want). Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, stirring regularly, until zucchini is done but still crisp and juices have reduced a bit. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and garnish with more cilantro if you like
  4. Push zucchini on one side of the skillet and add the meatballs back to the pan and reheat for a minute or two. Serve immediately with a lemon slice on the side

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