Easy Healthy Turkey Meatballs with Butternut Squash Spaghetti

Easy Healthy Turkey Meatballs with Butternut Squash Spaghetti

These low fat Easy Healthy Turkey Meatballs with Butternut Squash Spaghetti are a delicious, low carb dinner idea.  Simple and full of colour, this dish comes together in 30 minutes!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 450 g turkey mince, approx. 7% fat
  • 350-400 g butternut squash peeled, spiralized
  • ½ medium white bread roll
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 20 g butter
  • 1 heaped tablespoon flour plus 2 level for coating the meatballs
  • 200 ml semi-skimmed milk plus 2 tablespoons
  • 3 tablespoons fromage frais
  • ½ teaspoon fenugreek powder
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • For serving: freshly chopped parsley and pomegranate seeds


  • Start by making the meatballs. In a large bowl break up the bread roll into small pieces, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of milk and mix together into a paste using the back of a large spoon. Add the meat, onion and garlic granules, season and stir thoroughly. Form small meatballs and coat in 2 tablespoons of the flour. Set aside.
  • To make the sauce, in a saucepan melt the butter over a medium/low heat, add 1 heaped tablespoon of the flour and whisk until smooth. Add the milk, fromage frais and continue whisking until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat, add the mustard and fenugreek, season to taste and stir. Set aside.
  • In a large frying pan heat up the oil and fry the meatballs over a medium heat for approx.6-7 minutes turning them often until lightly browned (do this in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan).
  • While the meatballs are frying fill a medium pot with water (add hot water to speed things up), cover and bring to boil. Toss in the spiralized squash and cook for 2 minutes. Drain off the water and season to taste.
  • You may have to reheat the sauce before serving (and add a bit more milk or water if it thickens). Serve with freshly chopped parsley and a handful of pomegranate seeds scattered over the top.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg