These simple, clean eating Popeye spinach turkey meatballs are moist and flavorful, loaded with veggies and require no binders! Great for meal prep because you can add them to pasta, sandwiches, salads and more throughout the week! Gluten-free and dairy-free.
A few weeks ago I shared on Instagram about a new recipe I was working on for spinach turkey meatballs, which I affectionately called Popeye turkey meatballs. Everyone went crazy asking for the recipe so I knew I needed to test a bit more and share them ASAP. For those of you who have been waiting patiently, the recipe is finally here. I’m sorry it took a little longer than expected!
Anyhow, I am STOKED about this recipe because these are the most basic (in a good way) meatballs I’ve ever seen — they’re literally just turkey, veggies and spices. No flour, no bread crumbs, no eggs!
The first time I made them I was so worried that they wouldn’t stick together because we left out the flour and egg, but alas they held together perfectly. And the texture and flavor was sooo good!
We’ve been making them a part of our weekly meal prep and it’s been amazing because one batch makes a ton of meatballs (about 30) and they can be used in so many different ways! So far we’ve had them over zucchini noodles with a pasta sauce for dinner (pictured here) and I’ve been using them as a protein option on salads. Meatball salad is totally a thing and it’s dang good!
I’ve also been known to grab them straight from the fridge for a protein-rich snack. Cold meatballs FTW!
Now that I’ve figured out the basics to making meatballs I’m going to try my hand at a veggie version using my lentil loaf recipe as inspiration. I’ll report back soon!
Ready to whip up a batch of these turkey meatballs for yourself? Check out the easy, 8-ingredient recipe below: