Real Healthy Olive-Stuffed Meatballs

These savory meatballs have a surprise in the middle!

After finishing his dinner of stuffed eggplant and olive-stuffed meatballs…

My little Jack Johnson <3

Andrew: “Mom, I give your meatball recipe an A.”

Me: “Thanks, buddy. Glad you liked it.”

Andrew: “And I give your eggplant recipe a C.”

Me: “Ouch, that bad, huh?”

Andrew: “C isn’t too bad. It’s just the 3rd letter. Z is the bad one.”


As I’m sure you could tell, from Andrew’s rave review, these turkey meatballs are de-lish!

Lean, ground turkey, Italian seasoning and tangy olives make a winning combination.

Serve these as an appetizer, with little toothpicks, or as a main dish on a bed of spaghetti squash or sauteed vegetables. It only takes 20 minutes from start to finish.

Real Healthy Olive-Stuffed Meatballs
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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Serves 20

  • 20 oz Italian Seasoned Lean Ground Turkey
  • 30-40 pitted olives
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves 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 around the pan. Add the meatballs.
  3. Turn the meatballs every 3 minutes for 20 minutes of cooking. Remove once all sides are browned and the meatballs are cooked through.
  4. Serve on a platter with any remaining olives.

Calories: 46     Fat: 3g     Carbohydrates: 0g     Sugar: 0g     Sodium: 102mg     Fiber: 0g     Protein: 6g    



Not into meat? Try this vegan meatball recipe…

Gourmet Spaghetti Squash with Italian White Beans and Savory Nut-balls



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