Servings: 2 · Prep Time: 10 mins · Cooking Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Dinner | Keto

These turkey meatballs are quick and easy to make yet packed with flavour. The meatballs themselves are rich with parmesan, oregano and sundried tomatoes and complemented perfectly by a basil and spinach pesto. Spiralised courgette has been used in place of spaghetti. This can be store bought or you can prepare your own with a spiraliser or by simply using a speed peeler to create thin pasta ribbons.


Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • courgette spaghetti (450g)
  • turkey mince (300g)
  • sundried tomatoes (4 roughly chopped)
  • olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • dried oregano (1 tsp)
  • parmesan cheese (1/2 tbsp grated)
  • pine nuts (1/2 tbsp)
  • sea salt (pinch)
  • black pepper (pinch)


  • fresh basil leaves (1 generous handful)
  • baby spinach (1 generous handful)
  • parmesan (1 tbsp grated)
  • pine nuts (1 tbsp)
  • garlic (1 clove peeled)
  • olive oil (1/4 cup)
  • sea salt (generous pinch)


To make the pesto, add the basil, spinach, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and salt to a food processor and pulse to form a chunky paste. \n\nSlowly add the oil a little at a time, blending until you reach the desired consistency. Taste and add extra oil or salt if required. \n\nAdd the turkey mince to a mixing bowl along with � of the chopped sundried tomatoes, the oregano, parmesan and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.\n\nUsing your hands, mix together thoroughly and divide into 12 even meatballs.\n\nHeat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the meatballs. Fry for 3 minutes or so per side or until golden brown all over and completely cooked through.\n\nWhilst the meatballs are cooking, add the courgette spaghetti to a large pan with 2 tablespoons of water over a low/medium heat. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just tender, draining away any excess liquid.\n\nAdd 2/3 of the pesto to the pan with the courgette and stir through to coat.\n\nTo serve, top the spaghetti with the meatballs and drizzle over the remaining pesto. Scatter with the remaining tomatoes and pine nuts.\n