Italian-Style Turkey and Spinach Meatballs


Italian-Style Turkey and Spinach Meatballs

Italian-Style Turkey and Spinach Meatballs
Italian-Style Turkey and Spinach Meatballs

Cook up a deliciously healthy dish this holiday season with these Italian-Style Turkey and Spinach Meatballs! Seasoned with parsley, garlic powder, and red pepper, and spruced up with parmesan and ricotta cheese, these meatballs will impress everyone on the guest list. The ground turkey and spinach provide a healthier and low-fat twist on the classic plate. Plus, these meatballs take less than 15 minutes to cook, allowing the chef to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with their loved ones at the dinner table.

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Serves3 Servings

Cooking Time14 min

Cooking Vessel SizeFrying Basket and Air Fryer


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • cooking spray


  1. Combine ground turkey, spinach, ricotta cheese, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.

  2. Gently pack turkey mixture into a ¼ cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop and form into meatballs. Lightly season the outside of meatballs with additional salt.

  3. Spray meatballs all over with cooking spray and arrange in a single layer in the frying basket, working in batches as needed.

  4. Lower the frying basket into the cooking pot and close the air fryer lid. Cook at 420°F until meatballs are browned on top and have an internal temperature of 165°F, about 12-14 minutes. Repeat with remaining meatballs.

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Spinach was left out of the ingredient list. Fresh or frozen? Quantity needed for recipe? Would love to try this recipe, but need to know about spinach.


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