Recipes: Olive-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Olives and turkey meatballs? Say what?

Those might not be the first two things you’d think to pair together, but they actually combine to make a nutritious and savory meal!

Turkey meatballs are a healthy alternative to their regular counterpart, and of course, they’re packed with a good amount of protein. The olives inside add a bold layer of flavor to an already scrumptious dish.

Switch the pasta out for some veggies for a complete meal!

Ready for this Italian treat? You won’t be disappointed!


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  • 20 oz of Italian seasoned lean ground turkey
  • 30 pitted olives
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced


  1. Take one tablespoon of ground turkey at a time. Flatten it in your hand and form around an olive to create a ball. Repeat with all of the turkey and olives.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, and spread it around the pan. Add the meatballs.
  3. Turn the meatballs every 3 minutes for 20 minutes of cooking. Remove them once all sides are browned and the meatballs are cooked through.
  4. Serve on a platter with any remaining olives.

Nutritional Facts

Servings: 1

Calories: 205

Fat: 12g

Sodium: 800mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Fiber: 0g

Protein: 20g

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