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Turkey and thyme meatballs

2 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
45 min
25 min
20 min
Your family will love this healthy twist on meatballs that uses turkey mince and veg spaghetti.


Turkey breast mince

500 g, lean

Brown onion

1 small, coarsely grated


2 clove(s), crushed

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, finely chopped

Fresh thyme

1 tbs, finely chopped

Dried breadcrumbs

cup(s), (20g)


1 medium

Olive oil

1 tbs

Orange sweet potato (kumara)

2 small, or purple


2 medium


2 medium


400 g, mixed baby, halved

Tomato puree

¾ cup(s), (210ml)

Fresh basil

½ cup(s), leaves


  1. Combine turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, thyme, breadcrumbs and egg in a medium bowl. Using level tablespoonfuls of mixture, roll mixture into 24 balls.
  2. Heat oil in a large deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs, turning for 8 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, spiralise sweet potato, carrot and zucchini, or use a vegetable peeler to cut vegetables lengthwise into ribbons, then slice each ribbon into long thin strips.
  4. Reheat the pan over medium-high heat. Cook tomato, stirring, for 5 minutes or until starting to soften. Add tomato puree, ¼ cup (60ml) water, meatballs and half the basil and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook vegetable spirals in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 1 minute or until just tender. Drain well. Divide among 4 bowls. Top with meatballs, sauce and remaining basil.